Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

Hurricane tracker update: Map shows FOUR devastating storms swirling near US | World | News


Four whirling systems are active near the US: Hurricane Juliette, Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven, Hurricane Dorian and Invest 92L. Hurricane Dorian, a former Category 5 hurricane, stopped moving for more than 24 hours in the Bahamas, ferociously ravaging the country: killing at least five people and destroying around 13,000 homes. But Dorian is not the only devastating storm in the vicinity of the USA. So what other tropical systems are present and what kind of risks do they pose?

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is the second hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season and is the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record.

According to the 8am EDT (1pm BST) NOAA advisory, Dorian is located 40 miles northeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and 110 miles east northeast of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Dorian had recorded maximum sustained wind speeds of 120mph, making it a major Category 3 hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The storm is not forecast to make landfall in the US, but accompanying hazards such as torrential rainfall, hurricane-force winds, storm surges, tornadoes and large swells, could thrash the US, endangering people’s lives.

Hurricane Juliette

Hurricane Juliette is a storm churning through the Eastern Pacific which has developed into a Category 3 hurricane, according to the NOAA.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 3am MDT bulletin (10am BST), Juliette was located a latitude 18.2 north, longitude 114.5 west, which was around 25 south east of Clarion Island, Mexico, and 440 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California.

The NOAA recorded maximum sustained winds at 120mph with the storm moving northwestwards at 9mph.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25mph from the centre, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125mph.

The latest report said: “Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours, and Juliette could become a category 4 hurricane later today or early Wednesday.

“Steady weakening is expected to begin by late Wednesday and continue through Friday.”

Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven

Potential Tropical Cyclone is expected to form later today in Mexico as Hurricane Dorian continues to ferociously batter the Bahamas.

The Mexican government has issued a tropical storm warning after the NOAA named a tropical cyclone expected to form later today over the southwestern gulf of Mexico.

According to an update at 7am CDT (1pm BST), the barrelling storm is currently moving westwards at 7mph with maximum sustained winds of 35mph.

The NOAA reported that there is a near 100 percent chance of a tropical depression or tropical storm forming through the next 48 and/or five days.

The potential tropical cyclone is currently located at latitude 23.5 north, longitude 94.3 west which is approximately 220 miles east of La Pesca, Mexico and 245 miles east northeast of Tampico, Mexico.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for La Pesca to Barra El Mezquital, meaning that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

Invest 92L

Invest 92L is a disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean which has a 90 percent chance of cyclone formation over the next 48 hours.

This means that there is an area of low pressure located a few hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to become better defined.

The associated thunderstorm activity has been increasing, and a tropical depression is expected to form later today while the system moves generally northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.

There is a 90 percent chance of a cyclone forming through the next 48 hours or five days.



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