Tropical Storm Nadine Spins in the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Nadine is still spinning around the Atlantic region fifteen days after it emerged as a storm. Nadine has kept a low profile, since it is fairly weak and has not threatened to make landfall during the two weeks that it has been a storm. Nadine is gathering a little bit of strength, but its internal force is relatively weak, which means that the hurricane’s path can be changed by other weather systems; the hurricane is likely to arc around a high pressure system in the coming days.
Tropical Storm Nadine is unusually long-lasting, but nowhere near the record duration for a tropical storm. The record for a tropical storm was set way back in 1899, when the San Ciriaco Hurricane lasted for four weeks. In the year 2000, Hurricane Alberto lasted three weeks, making it the longest-lasting hurricane in recent memory.
Typhoons in Asia This Week
This past week, the Asia has been hit hard by typhoons, while the Atlantic region has been relatively quiet. Many of the week’s tropical cyclones have yet to make landfall or continue to spin in the open ocean, bringing a little bit of respite to those on land.
Hurricaneville. Longest Lasting Hurricanes. Accessed September 27, 2012.
NASA. Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones. (2012). Accessed September 27, 2012.
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