World News – United States – Hurricane Zeta forms in the Atlantic as it heads for the Gulf Coast


By Jeff Berardelli

Updated on: October 26, 2020/16:14
/ CBS News

The 2020 hurricane season continues to surpass as Hurricane Zeta formed on Monday as it heads toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula The storm takes a similar path to Hurricane Delta, hitting near Cozumel then heading to the northern Gulf Coast

Zeta is located about 120 miles southeast of Cozumel, with maximum winds of 80 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday afternoon. It was moving northwest at 10 mph

Forecasters predict Zeta will be a low-end hurricane, but it shouldn’t be as strong as Hurricane Delta just a few weeks ago The system will make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun and Cozumel on Monday evening and Tuesday morning Like Delta, it can weaken briefly on land

On Tuesday, as the system reappears over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it will regain some of its strength, likely regaining hurricane intensity, and will remain so until Wednesday afternoon as it recedes. move north But on Wednesday, it is expected to encounter strong upper winds as it approaches the Gulf Coast, where official forecasts call for a slight weakening upon landing Wednesday evening.

Center hurricane forecast cone indicates a landing anywhere between southeast Louisiana and the Alabama coast This would be the eighth storm to make landfall along the Gulf Coast this season , with the highest concentration in Louisiana

Computer models call for continued intensification before the system reaches the Yucatan Peninsula as the system is located above the hottest pool of water in the hemisphere and the upper winds are more and more conducive to development

A reminder that #Zeta is above the hottest water in the hemisphere The shear is quite strong at the periphery of the storm envelope, but there is a small area above the storm providing protection This is enough to strengthen itself to a hurricane Will be interesting to see how much imageTwittercom / Tkbu4NanHT

Zeta is the 27th named system of the 2020 season, which runs more than a month ahead of the record pace set in 2005.This year was marked by 28 tropical storms, and the last one did not form until the end of December. puts 2020 on track to equal or break the all-time record for the number of named storms in the Atlantic in a season

In the Atlantic Ocean, the probability of a given storm reaching a major hurricane intensity (Category 3, 4 or 5) is now twice as likely as it was in the 1980s, this which shows how influential warmer ocean waters can be

First published October 25, 2020 / 8:07 PM

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