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Tropical storm Gonzalo sets a record when it moves towards the Caribbean



The storm was about 1,250 miles east of the southern Windward Islands on Wednesday morning, picked up winds of 45 miles an hour, and moved 12 miles an hour to the northwest.

“Given the increasing organization of the system and its small size, there is a greater likelihood that Gonzalo (pronounced gohn-SAH-loh) will become a hurricane. Small storms tend to have greater intensity fluctuations both up and down,” said the CNN meteorologist Taylor said Ward.
Strengthening continues the next day as the storm is expected to be the first hurricane of the season by Thursday, the NHC said.

The NHC predicts that the storm will weaken slightly before moving across the Windward Islands. The storm may even hiss after moving across the islands, as many models indicate, or it could worsen until next week. It is still a bit early to say exactly what it will do after it moves to the Caribbean.

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This is the earliest time that a storm has been given a name that begins with the letter “G”
; since the United States used a named storm system in 1953. On average, the 7th named storm in a season is September 16.

The previous record for the earliest 7th named storm formation in the Atlantic was Gert on July 24 during the busiest hurricane season in 2005.

“While 2020 can strike up to the 7th named storm in 2005, 2005 had 3 hurricanes and 2 (of which were) large hurricanes (Dennis and Emily) by July 21st. In 2020, a named storm must still reach hurricane strength,” tweeted Philip Klotzbach, a scientist at Colorado State University.
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“The tropical Atlantic looks extremely conducive to an active season,” Klotzbach told CNN.

So far, the ingredients for an active season in July are still available.

“So, although we haven’t seen any hurricanes yet, I think we will soon.”

The active part of the hurricane season is still a few weeks away and it is likely that we have predicted the busy season experts.




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