National Hurricane Center The United States gave a name to the new tropical storm that formed in the Caribbean Sea: it’s called Ian. The natural phenomenon that started as a tropical depression has already increased the strength of its winds and turned into a hurricane in the past few hours.
Because of the track, the Hurricane Center estimated that Cuban officials and islands off the east coast of the Gulf of the United States should closely monitor the system, However at this time there is still uncertainty about whether it develops into a hurricane and its effects.
According to forecasts, On Tuesday, September 27, it may move west (west) of Cuba toward southern Florida. No specific measures have been issued at the moment, but residents have been asked to be attentive to information provided by local authorities.
Meteorologist warns of possible development of Ian and a Category 2 hurricane
Telemundo Television Network meteorologist, Charles Oaks, He warned about the possible path of this natural phenomenon and how it could turn into a storm in the coming days.
“What you should know is that from Friday (September 23) to Monday (September 26), it will pass through the Caribbean Sea and at that time it will go from a hurricane to a hurricane; however, on Tuesday (September 27) It will enter the island of Cuba as a Category 2 hurricane. And so it will move toward the state of Florida on Wednesday (September 28) with sustained winds of up to 110 miles (about 177 kilometers).” telemundo,
In addition, he also assured that the storm could make landfall as a high category, as the waters of the Caribbean Sea have “high calorific levels”, which would increase the winds of the atmospheric system. However, it is not clear Which city in this state would suffer the most from the hurricane, but it was decided that the destination would be Florida.
For now, the National Hurricane Center is following this tropical storm closely and will continue to report minute by minute on its path. According to researchers from North Carolina State University in the United States, 17 to 21 hurricanes will form in the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Named in the Atlantic basin.
Lian Xie, a professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, said in a statement that the number of named storms exceeded the long-term average. The long-term average (1951 to 2021) of named storms is 11.
Seven to nine of the 17 to 21 named storms forecast may be strong enough to become hurricanes (the historical average is six), Three to five hurricanes with the potential to become major hurricanes.
The Gulf of Mexico will see an active hurricane season, albeit more in line with historical averages, as Zee’s data indicates three to six hurricanes likely to form. Named in this region, two to five of which will become hurricanes and one to two will become major hurricanes. The historical average for the Gulf is three named storms and one hurricane.
Xie’s methodology evaluates more than 100 years of historical data on hurricane status and intensity in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as other variables, including weather patterns and sea surface temperatures, to estimate how many storms will occur in each ocean basin.