It is important to take these steps before the hurricane season.


Another named tropical storm formed off the western coast of Mexico and was forecast to become a hurricane on Monday before dissipating without threatening any land.

Tropical Storm Elida, whose winds sustain up to 40 mph on Sunday, is forecast to weaken by the end of Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

According to AccuWeather, when the system moves over warm water with little wind cut between Sunday and Monday, it is expected to form a storm.

AccuWeather senior meteorologist Mike Doll said: “For a variety of reasons, conditions were unfavorable in the eastern Pacific for almost two weeks.

Although this system does not pose any landing hazards, Elida can create rough seas and especially strong currents, which can pose a threat to cargo ships and residential beaches. Mexico.

Herald a more dynamic season: Forecasts say there could be 10 more storms this season

Elida follows a pair of much stronger storms, Hanna and Isaias, heralds a season of activity, forecasters said.

Meteorologist Phil Klotzbach said: “We have increased our forecast and are now calling for an extremely aggressive 2020 Atlantic hurricane season,” said meteorologist Phil Klotzbach and the Colorado State University team. He predicts 24 named storms in the Atlantic by 2020.

That list includes nine named storms that took shape: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna and Isaias.

If Elida forms a hurricane, it is predicted that it will be the second Pacific hurricane of the season.

The first, named Douglas, established July 22, has winds of 80 mph and is from Hilo, Hawaii 1,690 miles. It is predicted to be the third storm to ever hit the island. But Douglas had other plans, and revolved around northern Hawaii.

Overall, this “could be one of the more positive seasons in history,” seasonal storm forecaster Gerry Bell of the Center for Climate Forecast said at a remote meeting on Thursday.

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions such as potential La Niña in the Pacific, weak wind shear and warm ocean surface temperatures in the Atlantic, and strong West African monsoons all combine to make the possibility possible. the storm was higher, Bell said.

Contribution: Doyle Rice, USA TODAY


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