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Tropical Storm Alex forms in Atlantic after system wet South Florida with pouring rain

Alex was moving from the Bahamas and to Bermuda on Sunday morning with steady winds of 50 mph. Storm expected on Monday pass pass north of Bermuda, what currently under a tropical storm warning. Gusty wind and 2 to 3 inches of rain possible.

“Some little boost possible today (Sunday) followed by weakening of the beginning on Monday,” the National Hurricane Center said.

As of The storm no longer threatened the US and the Bahamas early Sunday.

On Saturday, system hit South Florida with trio of heavy rain, strong winds and flooding, with up up to 11 inches drop in some areas from Friday.

city of Miami warned residents on Saturday afternoon that some roads were inaccessible. Least one the beach was temporarily closed.

Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue Officials Warned danger of weekend flooding “high” for the county, especially in low-lying and poorly drained parts, and urged residents not to try walk or drive through flooded waters. About 100 vehicles stuck in Floods throughout Miami from Friday to Saturday, according to fire chief Joseph Zaralban.

The storm has thrown record daily precipitation for June 4 in West Palm Beach (which has seen 4.5 inches of of water), Fort Lauderdale (which saw 6.55 inches) and Miami (which recorded 5.24 inches), according to the National Weather Service.

Another above-average hurricane season forecast

Just last month The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its forecast for this hurricane season.

Forecast above average year, with from 14 to 21 named storms, six up to 10 hurricanes and three to six strong hurricanes – of Strength category 3 or higher.

There are several contributing factors that play in “busy”hurricane season.

“We in en active period,” NOAA administrator Rick Spinrad said. “There are certain ingredients that drive intensity and frequency of hurricanes.”

One of them is the existing La Niña conditions. in equatorial part of the Pacific Ocean.

This phenomenon creates cooler than average ocean temperatures around the equator. in Pacific Ocean and results in weather impact around the world.

La Niña creates favorable conditions for hurricanes in Atlantic Ocean — in different from this of El Nino.

On Thursday, Colorado State University published update to his prediction. Now he’s calling for well above hurricane season with 20 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes.

it highest amount of named storms that CSU has ever predicted for season in June, Phil Klotzbach, author of such a forecast, CNN reported. In 2020, the university’s forecast center predicted 19 storms during its June release, but that number includes three storms that were named before the start of the season.

Gene Norman of CNN contributed to this report.


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