- Forecasters want Sam to be far enough away from the land to avoid major damage.
- Immersing in a jet stream moves Sam away from the United States.
Hurricane Sam struck the Atlantic Basin west on Sunday. The powerful Category 4 storm that forecasters wanted was expected to stay far enough from land to avoid heavy damage from 145 mph winds and heavy rains.
A forecaster at AccuWeather said the road just west through the northern islands of the Caribbean was unlikely. According to AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno, Sam moves away from the United States when the jet stream drops.
“But if that jet stream dip is set further west or meanders west, there’s room for Sam to get very close to the United States next weekend,” Reino said.
That scenario helped lead Superstorm Sundi west to New Jersey nine years ago. Sundi was eventually accused of killing about 300 people and inflicting about $ 70 billion in damages in multiple countries.
AccuWeather meteorologists did not anticipate results similar to Sandy, but on various possibilities for future tracking of hurricanes, including scenarios in which Sam may track very close to the United States. I warned you.
“Even if Sam stays in the eastern United States from later this week to the next weekend, the ocean could rise along the Atlantic coast from central Florida to Maine,” said Rob Miller, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather. There is. “
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It begins as early as mid-week along the southern coast of the United States and may extend north toward the next weekend. According to AccuWeather, non-tropical cyclones associated with jet streams not only increase the strength of waves along parts of the Atlantic coast, but could also create their own rain areas by later this week.
Sam is the 18th name storm and the 7th hurricane of the Atlantic season. On record, only the other one of the hurricane seasons (2020) experienced 18 named storms at this point in the season. The remaining names on this year’s list are Teresa, Victor, and Wanda.
The supplementary list approved by the World Meteorological Organization replaces the Greek alphabet used during last year’s record season. Supplementary list: Adria, Braylen, Kalidad, Deshawn, Emery, Foster, Jema, Heath.
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Hurricane Sam intensifies to Category 4 status with winds of 145 mph
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