Chase’s Hurricane Summary

(Note: my son, Chase, is very interested in the weather and, in particular, Hurricanes.  He follows the paths of depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes.  Here’s his summary of the latest storm activity.)

ATLANTIC OCEAN
Active Storms (as of 5:00 PM EST, Thursday, September 4th, 2008):

Hanna Tropical Storm 65 mph winds
Ike Category 4 Hurricane 135 mph winds
Josephine Tropical Storm 45 mph winds

SUMMARY:
The Atlantic Ocean is very busy with hurricanes. We have Hanna, which was a Category 1 Hurricane, but has weakened to a Tropical Storm. Hanna is expected to curve north and strike North Carolina this weekend.
Then there is Ike, a dangerous category 4 hurricane. Ike is in the open ocean, and is expected to weaken over the next couple of days, and then re-strengthen. Ike is headed west towards Florida and the Bahamas.
Lastly, we have Josephine. Josephine is, and has been, a weak tropical storm its entire life so far. It is currently not near land.
We also have an area of disturbed weather near Josephine that will probably not develop over the next week.

ATLANTIC HURRICANE NAMES (for 2008):
Arthur (used)
Bertha (used)
Cristobal (used)
Dolly (used)
Edouard (used)
Fay (used)
Gustav (used)
Hanna (ACTIVE)
Ike (ACTIVE)
Josephine (ACTIVE)
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paloma
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Active Storms (as of 5:00 PM EST, Thursday, September 4th, 2008): None

SUMMARY:
The Eastern Pacific is pretty empty as of now.
The remnants of Karina, a tropical storm which dissipated yesterday, are still circulating. However, regeneration is not likely.

THANK YOU FOR READING!! 🙂
(facts courtesy of National Hurricane Center)

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