Possible new tropical storm or hurricane
A cluster of showers and thunderstorms in the western Caribbean has the potential to become the next named tropical system of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season.*The showers and thunderstorms in the area may begin to spin slowly later this week.
Once this spin becomes fully circular, a tropical depression will be born. Once sustained winds reach 39 mph, the threshold for a tropical storm will be reached and the system will be named.
The next name on the list of tropical storms and hurricane is Otto. The Caribbean is the most favorable area over the Atlantic basin for development over the next seven to 10 days.
According to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert, Dan Kottlowski: “Strong wind shear that has been present over the Caribbean in recent weeks is diminishing and waters are sufficiently warm to sustain a tropical system, and steering winds will likely cause the system to drift northeastward for a time during this weekend into early next week.”
Interests in the western and central Caribbean from Jamaica to eastern Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico may want to monitor the development of the system.
Reports from the DR1 Weather Forum, nevertheless, recommend monitoring the storm that could head in the direction of Hispaniola Island.
Nov 16, 2016
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