The National Hurricane Center (NHC) may have officially wrapped up the Atlantic Hurricane season days ago, but it seems like the Atlantic isn’t done churning up some storms yet.
According to a report by Forbes, experts have detected a large low pressure area that could possibly become a rare December storm in the coming days.
NHC in their latest bulletin on the Atlantic reported that conditions “appear conducive” for the system that is “about 800 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.”
The system “continues to produce a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms,” the center said.
Chances of the low pressure area becoming a storm in two days is at 40 percent, and goes up to 50 percent in 5 days. NHC also expects the window of development to be over by Thursday night, when the system moves to cooler waters.
If a subtropical storm forms, Forbes said “it would be the 15th in the Atlantic basin this year, formally making the 2022 season above average.” The typical number of named storms in the Atlantic is usually 14.
Forbes continues to explain, “Subtropical storms are disturbances carrying characteristics of both tropical storms and non-tropical systems, but they still fall under the same ‘named storm’ umbrella as tropical storms, effectively making them congruent for record-keeping purposes.”
This year’s Atlantic season has been touted as unusual, beginning with a late start and not even a tropical depression transpiring in August, which is a month notorious for the most destructive hurricanes.
And then in November, some islands in the eastern Caribbean experienced flash floods and landslides that resulted from hours of heavy rains. Damages in islands such as Saint Lucia amounted to millions, while one casualty was reported in Dominica.
In Dominica alone, 50 to 60 landslides throughout the island were reported. The island is no stranger when it comes to onslaughts of hurricanes and torrential rains. In 2015 and 2017 alone, Dominica endured Erika and Maria, respectively, which prompted them to build back better infrastructure and become the world’s first climate-resilient nation.
Dominica provided more than 2,000 homes through the Housing Dominica agenda, in partnership with a leading developing company, MMC Development Ltd.
MMC Development Ltd. has been working closely with the government of Dominica since 2015.
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