Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tropical Hurricane Gamma is now forming

Late season Tropical Depression number twenty-seven is here and is forming into what will soon become Tropical Storm Gamma. It will be just South of Jamaica by Friday. The surface temperatures in Caribbean are warm and will easily allow Tropical Hurricane Gamma (pronounced ‘gama’ in the Greek alphabet to form. The chances of Gamma becoming a Large Category Storm are not likely, but possible. The chances of it getting into a position to threaten the United States shoreline is not likely, but too early to completely rule out. The next named storm will be Delta and Epsilon. Tropical Storm or Hurricane Gamma will be the twenty-fourth named storm and is likely to flood up to 15 inches of torrential rains on the Windward Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Leeward Islands, which are already still trying to dry out from previous storms this year. Gamma is building slow and getting bigger each day and we still have over 2-weeks left in the Official Tropical Hurricane Season this year, which could be extended 2-weeks due to warm waters. A Hurricane Gamma could be a significant storm for many islands in the Caribbean and it may not be the last named storm or Hurricane this year. Think on this "Lance Winslow" - Online Think Tank forum board. If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; . Lance is a guest writer for Our Spokane Magazine in Spokane, Washington

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