The Tropics Are Heating Up
It’s prime time for the waters in the tropics, as the warm waters can be a breeding ground for hurricanes and tropical storms! Here’s a look at what’s going this evening.
(Sunday, August 28th)
Hurricane Gaston: No threat to land as it’s track heads toward the middle of the ocean. t currently has winds of 115 MPH, making it a Category 3 on the Saffir Simpson Scale.
Tropical Depression 8: Projected to possibly make it to Tropical Storm with winds of 39+MPH. It’s impacts on land as of now are heavy rain, likely along the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Tuesday. It’s track then looks to spin out to sea.
A tropical depression means it is an organized Low pressure system, with winds of 25-35 MPH. IF it makes it to Tropical Storm status with winds of 39+MPH, it would be named “Hermine.”