World Is There a Hurricane Coming to Florida? Tropical Depression 27 to Become Tropical Storm Epsilon, Headed for Bermuda

17:57  19 october  2020
17:57  19 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

Hurricane Delta Set to Hit Area of Louisiana Where Over 10,000 Homes Destroyed Weeks Ago by Hurricane Laura

  Hurricane Delta Set to Hit Area of Louisiana Where Over 10,000 Homes Destroyed Weeks Ago by Hurricane Laura Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall on Friday evening in almost the exact area devastated by Hurricane Laura in August.The storm is expected to make landfall about 10 to 30 miles east of where Laura hit as a Category 4 storm in August. Delta's major-hurricane-force winds (more than 110 mph intensity) extend up to 40 miles from its center, while its tropical-storm-force winds (between 39 mph and 73 mph) extend up to 160 miles outwards—according to a public advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical storm warnings and watches are posted from the Leeward Islands to the southeast Bahamas. Heavy rain is expected through Thursday from First impacts could be felt in parts of Florida as soon as this weekend, but it's too early to know any details. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for

Tropical Depression Nine, still fighting wind shear, may finally gain enough steam to become a tropical storm late Tuesday, then will make its The system could also produce coastal flooding and isolated tornadoes. A hurricane watch has been issued for the Florida Gulf Coast from the Anclote

The potentially 26th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to become a hurricane by the end of the week with Bermuda likely bearing the brunt of it.

chart: Tropical Depression 27 is expected to become Tropical Storm Epsilon before turning into a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. © National Hurricane Center Tropical Depression 27 is expected to become Tropical Storm Epsilon before turning into a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Depression 27 formed in the Atlantic on Monday morning and its wind speed is only about four miles per hour below the requirement for a tropical storm. Gradual strengthening is forecast to make it Tropical Storm Epsilon by tonight before reaching hurricane strength on Thursday.

Hurricane Delta hits storm-battered Louisiana

  Hurricane Delta hits storm-battered Louisiana The state is still recovering from the damage caused by another storm, Hurricane Laura, in August.This is the 10th named storm to make US landfall so far this year, breaking a record that has stood since 1916.

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to become a hurricane sometime Friday, and may come near Florida on Saturday, according to forecasts.

Clockwise flow around high near Bermuda will bring an east wind flow to Florida 's Atlantic coast. Tropical Storm Arlene developed even earlier than Alberto and, in 2017, became only the second April Beryl nearly became a hurricane before coming ashore near Jacksonville Beach, Florida , on

Potentially the ninth hurricane of the 2020 season, it's expected to move close to Bermuda by the end of the week, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). As of Monday morning, the NHC hadn't issued any watches or warnings but they cautioned those with "interests" in Bermuda to continue monitoring the situation.

While Florida's had its share of storms this season, NHC's current forecasts don't show the current formation impacting the southeastern state.

Dennis Feltgen, a public affairs officer at the NHC, told Newsweek there was "no indication" the system will move to Florida. However, he noted it's possible that high surf and rip currents from the system could reach the United States' southeast coastline later in the week.

Double trouble: Louisiana pounded by two hurricanes in six weeks

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A depression or storm is expected to form near or just north of the Bahamas this weekend. It is then expected to track northeast, but remain off the Southeast coast through early next week. Before this potential development happens, parts of Florida will get a soaking.

Tropical Storm Nicole, coming in the wake of devastating Hurricane Matthew, is set to return to hurricane strength as it heads for Bermuda . Tropical Storm Nicole set to become a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday. Bermuda security minister said: 'We cannot afford to have complacency'.

Updated projections from the NHC in August estimated that there would be 19-25 named storms, including seven to 11 hurricanes. Tropical Storm Epsilon will be the 26th named storm of the season and of those storms, eight became hurricanes. The NHC also expected to see three to six major hurricanes—a category 3 or higher—and three have already happened.

"This is one of the most active seasonal forecasts that NOAA has produced in its 22-year history of hurricane outlooks. NOAA will continue to provide the best possible science and service to communities across the Nation for the remainder of hurricane season to ensure public readiness and safety," Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in August. "We encourage all Americans to do their part by getting prepared, remaining vigilant, and being ready to take action when necessary."

Complicating the "extremely" active hurricane season is the new coronavirus pandemic. As storms started hitting the United States, millions of people were still out of work and focused on keeping themselves and their families healthy. However, experts told Newsweek it was crucial that people not lose sight of the approaching hurricane season because it wouldn't be put on pause because another crisis was unfolding.

US: Louisiana residents continue clean-up after Hurricane Delta

  US: Louisiana residents continue clean-up after Hurricane Delta The storm knocked out power for more than half a million customers and compounded damage from previous Hurricane Laura.Delta made landfall near the town of Creole in Cameron Parish early Friday evening as a Category 2 hurricane, packing sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour (100 miles per hour).

A tropical storm warning has been issued for a part of Florida 's east coast. Dorian is a threat for the Southeast from Florida to North Carolina this week. What part of the coast experiences hurricane conditions remains uncertain, dependent on the exact track.

Tropical Storm Gordon was a tropical cyclone of moderate intensity that caused damage along the Gulf Coast of the United States in early September 2018.

Now, experts are warning people to not allow the season's typical start and end dates to lull them into a false sense of security. Hurricane season runs from June through November, with the height of it typically occurring in September. But, Dan Kottlowski, lead hurricane expert at AccuWeather, warned history shows devastating storms can occur at any time.

"When did Hurricane Sandy occur? Late October. It wasn't a Category 5 hurricane but it was a huge storm that caused massive damage so we can still have a really bad storm into even late October," Kottlowski told Newsweek in September. "I want to remind people hurricane season continues through November 30 and you have to leave the door open for a late one."

The last time there were enough storms to warrant using the Greek alphabet to name them was in 2005. Fifteen years ago, Tropical Storm Zeta formed in December and Kottlowski said it's possible the same could happen this year. And, given the way the first nine months of the year have gone, he added "you've got to allow for the unusual to happen."

This article has been updated with comment from Dennis Feltgen.

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