Friday, 8 January 2016

Rare weather system being monitored by the National Hurricane Center


An extratropical low pressure system is being monitored for tropical development.
The last time developments occurred outside of the normal hurricane season was in 2005. While the occurrence is rare, it's not unheard of. Tropical systems can form at any time during the year.
The system being monitored was centered about 425 miles west-southwest of Bermuda late Thursday afternoon. It is producing a large area of gale force winds and winds of 60 to 65 mph.
Environmental conditions are not expected to be conducive for subtropical or tropical cyclone formation through the weekend while the low moves east-northeastward into the central Atlantic Ocean,” the NHC said. “However, conditions could become conducive for this system to acquire some subtropical characteristics while it moves east-southeastward into the eastern subtropical Atlantic Ocean by the middle of next week.”
According to the NHC, the chances for tropical formation stand at 10 percent for the next 48 hours and 30 percent over the next five days.
The system's path steers it away from the U.S.