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Tropical Storm Epsilon Forms

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posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 09:30 AM
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Unbelievable, with one day left to the Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in the Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Epsilon



This one doesn't look as if it will hit the USA mainland and will remain in the central Atlantic, but the remnants might head up to Europe or North Africa if it stays together.

This season has been crazy and since Nature doesn't share the same calendar as us, I wouldn't be surprised to see more storms after the official close of the season. My question to weather experts.....

If a cyclone forms in the Atlantic, Gulf or Caribbean after the season do they still call them "tropical storms and hurricanes" or does that name change to something else? Would it be then called a "noreaster"?

Do they give Winter storms formed over the Atlantic names?



[edit on 11-29-2005 by worldwatcher]




posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher

Do they give Winter storms formed over the Atlantic names?

How does Tropical Storm Santa or Hurricane Santa sounds? Maybe we can use the names of Santa´s reindeers as well (Blitzer, Rudolph, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, Donner, Prancer, Vixen). "Hurricane Comet"?


I wonder if Epsilon will visit the Canary islands as Delta did. Delta killed at least 6 people. A boat full of refugees from Africa heading for the Canary islands capsized because of Delta.



posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
I wonder if Epsilon will visit the Canary islands as Delta did. Delta killed at least 6 people. A boat full of refugees from Africa heading for the Canary islands capsized because of Delta.


Wow, I didn't know Dubya's aim was that good. Were they relatives of refugees from New Orleans?



posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 10:17 AM
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Remember that Canary island which one day might trigger a gigantic tsunami if it slides into the ocean? A tsunami which could threaten the US east coast. Hurricanes and storms have a habit of causing huge amount of rain which often causes landslides. Something to think about.



posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
If a cyclone forms in the Atlantic, Gulf or Caribbean after the season do they still call them "tropical storms and hurricanes" or does that name change to something else? Would it be then called a "noreaster"?

Do they give Winter storms formed over the Atlantic names?

Nor'easters are completely different systems. Those are cold weather systems (and usually start over land) and aren't tropical at all (though the blizzard of '93 came close).

Yes they would still use the 2005 names if one occured.
One occuring is highly unlikely though. We've had just one since records have been kept. That was New Years eve 1954..."Alice" (instead of using the 'I' name which would have been next, they just went back to Alice - as far as I know that was the only time a name has been used twice in a season)



posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt

Originally posted by worldwatcher

Do they give Winter storms formed over the Atlantic names?

How does Tropical Storm Santa or Hurricane Santa sounds? Maybe we can use the names of Santa´s reindeers as well (Blitzer, Rudolph, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, Donner, Prancer, Vixen). "Hurricane Comet"?



The topic is worrisome. But that was pretty funny Hellmutt.
Hurricane Donner and Blitzen...appropriate!
Prancer, does not scare me however..

May have to go after Snow White's seven Dwarves next.
Hurricane Happy.

Does anyone know if there is a way to measure "left over" energy?
What I mean by that is, how much energy is being carried over from one season to the next. I guess it would just be the measurement of temps over the winter, compared to the previous winter.
But, are we tracking that?

[edit on 29-11-2005 by spacedoubt]



posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 06:20 PM
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Can we go with cartoon characters? Huricane Bam Bam....

Bam.....Cuba,
Bam, the Yucatan, Bam, Bam, Bam.......
Western Florida, Eastern Florida, and then up to the Carolinas......



posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 09:00 AM
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Upgraded to a hurricane!



Hurricane EPSILON Public Advisory

000
WTNT34 KNHC 021420
TCPAT4
BULLETIN
HURRICANE EPSILON ADVISORY NUMBER 13
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST FRI DEC 02 2005

...EPSILON BECOMES YET ANOTHER HURRICANE IN THE RECORD BREAKING
2005 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON...

AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE EPSILON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 33.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE 48.2 WEST OR ABOUT 1220
MILES...1965 KM... WEST OF THE AZORES.

EPSILON IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED TODAY... BUT GRADUAL
WEAKENING IS FORECAST TO BEGIN LATER TONIGHT OR ON SATURDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 15 MILES... 28 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 987 MB...29.15 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...33.7 N... 48.2 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 75 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 987 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
AT 5 PM AST.

FORECASTER STEWART



posted on Dec, 5 2005 @ 09:56 AM
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Epsilon Maintains Hurricane Strength

MIAMI - A tenacious Hurricane Epsilon strengthened slightly Monday as it lingered in the open Atlantic, posing no threat to land. The 26th named storm of a record-breaking hurricane season had top sustained winds near 80 mph, up from 75 mph earlier in the day, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Despite being in cooler waters, Epsilon "refuses to weaken," hurricane specialist Lixion Avila said. "It means we still have a lot to learn about hurricanes."

But it was expected to turn southwest to areas with higher disruptive wind shear over the next day or two, he said, and "once it starts moving to the southwest, it's going to die."

The storm had been downgraded early Sunday to a tropical storm with sustained winds of 70 mph but unexpectedly regained hurricane strength of 75 mph. Epsilon first reached hurricane strength Friday and is the 14th hurricane of the season.

At 10 a.m. EST, the center of Epsilon's large eye was about 545 miles west-southwest of the Azores and moving east-southeast near 8 mph.

The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and officially ended on Wednesday.

Epsilon was only the fifth hurricane to form in December in more than 150 years of records, the hurricane center said. The latest that a hurricane has formed in the Caribbean was Dec. 30, in 1954.



That last paragraph has some interesting info.




posted on Dec, 5 2005 @ 10:02 AM
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It has turned around and is now heading south


Epsilon could end up being a danger to the U.S. or Caribbean after all!



[edit on 12/5/2005 by djohnsto77]



posted on Dec, 5 2005 @ 11:39 AM
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I'm keeping a very wary eye on Epsilon, but my local forecasters are saying it will rain itself out over the Southern Atlantic. I certainly hope so. I just put christmas decorations around the yard.



posted on Dec, 5 2005 @ 11:56 AM
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I'm not clear on its status, is it still a hurricane or is it now a tropical storm?


2005, I'm tellin ya.

[edit on 5/12/2005 by Kitsunegari]



posted on Dec, 5 2005 @ 12:00 PM
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still a hurricane

Hurricane Epsilon


...HURRICANE EPSILON REFUSES TO WEAKEN...FUTURE INTENSITY
UNCERTAIN...

AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE EPSILON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 33.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 35.1 WEST OR ABOUT 545
MILES... 880 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.

EPSILON IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-SOUTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY AND A
TURN TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST IS LIKELY IN A DAY OR TWO.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. A GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES... 35 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.



posted on Dec, 5 2005 @ 12:09 PM
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Hrm...Thanks worldwatcher.
It seems we aren't out of the woods yet folks.

oic. We may have to rethink our entire system and everything we know about hurricanes with what's happened this year.

--Kit.



posted on Dec, 5 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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Hurricane season is supposed to have ended!

This is just like the freak tornadoes that hit the midwest in November, a time of year that aint supposed to have em.

Man, it gets weirder and weirder..............



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