Tropical storm sam projected path tracking towards New York.
New York: Another tropical storm warning. Tropical Storm Sam formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday. However, the hurricane Sam projected path and current satellite map showing towards New York.
It is the 18th named system during a busy season. It is expected to intensify and become a hurricane this weekend.
The storm was located approximately 1,635 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. It was moving west at 16 mph.
Sam could turn into a major hurricane as it approaches the islands in the northern Caribbean next week.
The Hurricane Center stated that Sam was expected to be a hurricane tomorrow morning and could become a significant storm by Saturday.
Tropical storm sam track
When maximum sustained winds exceed 74 mph, tropical storms can become hurricanes.
Although it is uncertain if the storm will make landfall, forecasters advised the U.S. East Coast, Bermuda, and the Bahamas to remain vigilant.
Forecasters believe that Sam could also repeat Hurricane Larry, which caused dangerous surf and rip currents on the Eastern Seaboard earlier in the month.
Rose and Peter, two other systems, have also collapsed.
A Colorado State University hurricane researcher, Phil Klotzbach, said that Sam is the 13th named storm formed in the Atlantic since August 11.
He also said that only one other hurricane season had recorded 18 named storms in the Atlantic by September 23. 2020, he added, had 23 storms.
There have been six major hurricanes (Category 3 and higher) and three hurricanes: Grace, Ida, and Larry.
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