"The likelihood of a near-normal season is now at 30 percent, and the chance of an above-normal season has dropped from 35 percent to 10 percent", NOAA announced.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Atlantic's Subtropical Storm Ernesto had maximum sustained winds Wednesday near 40 miles per hour (65 kph) with some additional strengthening is possible over the next day.
So why is it considered subtropical and why are these types of storms given names? We are near the peak of the season, but the rest of the Atlantic is expected to be quiet for the next week or so. The forecast calls for Lane to reach hurricane strength Thursday and start moving west-northwest late this week. Continuity prevents a higher forecast, but Lane seems destined to eventually become a category-4 hurricane like Hector.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm. The.
NOAA predicted a almost 70 percent likelihood of El Nino during the hurricane season. It is also forecast to cross into the Central Pacific on Saturday as a major hurricane. Beryl was a hurricane and it then weakened into a remnant area of low pressure before redeveloping into a subtropical storm. "Now is the time to know who issues evacuation orders in their community, heed the warnings, update your insurance and have a preparedness plan".
Brock encouraged people to visit the federal government's hurricane preparedness website.