Thursday 22 October, 2020

Seven major weather systems currently active

Seven active weather systems currently under watch by National Hurricane Center

Seven active weather systems currently under watch by National Hurricane Center

With seven major weather systems now active, weather officials are on their guard. 

Four of these systems have passed Barbados and are still a present danger for others in the Caribbean and beyond. 

However, the two latest weather systems have become even more organized and are now Tropical Storm Teddy and Tropical Storm Vicky.

Tropical Storm Teddy is centered near 13.4N 40.4W at 14/0900 UTC or 960 nm W of the Cabo Verde Islands moving WNW at 12 kt. 

Additional strengthening is anticipated, and Teddy is forecast to become a hurricane in a couple of days.

While Tropical Storm Vicky was located near latitude 18.7 North, longitude 28.5 West. Vicky is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h) and this motion is forecast to continue into this afternoon. 

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts but little change in strength is expected during the next day or so.

Weakening is expected to begin by Tuesday night and Vicky is forecast to degenerate to a remnant low on Thursday.


Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km)from the center and the estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 MB (29.59 inches).

A third tropical wave near the west coast of Africa is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity.

Environmental conditions appear to be conducive for the slow development of the system this week as the wave moves westward at about 10 mph over the far eastern tropical Atlantic.


Previous predictions for this being a busy hurricane season continue to hold as more systems continue to develop. 




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