Hurricane Margot forms in the Atlantic Ocean as three massive storms head toward America
Rising ocean waters have brought America’s hurricane season into “uncharted territory” as a phalanx of massive storms gather in the Atlantic.
As Hurricane Lee continues its path toward the East Coast, another hurricane — Margot — and a potential third storm are lining up in its wake.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NOAA) is monitoring Hurricane Lee and newly formed Hurricane Margot in the central Atlantic, and a tropical disturbance — an organized pattern of thunderstorms in a hurricane zone with the potential to develop into a widespread storm — is off the Atlantic coast. West coast of Africa.
Margot’s wind speed, which currently reaches 80 miles per hour, is expected to intensify in the coming days to 90 miles per hour, driven by seawater whose temperature reaches 28 degrees Celsius.
It comes as Hurricane Lee, which was downgraded to a tropical storm over the weekend, made a surprise return to a Category 3 hurricane.
Three storms are forming in the Atlantic Ocean
“We are now in uncharted territory in terms of how these things will appear in the Atlantic over the coming days,” said Jim Dale, an American weather correspondent and meteorologist at the British Meteorological Service.
“Warming ocean waters will fuel these systems, but it is difficult to predict exactly what they will do, whether they will turn into more intense storms and what path they will take.
“After Lee, there is Margot and another system forming, and it will be the high pressure over the United States that determines whether these storms head into the United States, how far inland they will reach and what their impact will be.
“Right now, it helps keep them away.”
Increasing climate temperatures that are warming the oceans are believed to be the cause of an unusually active hurricane season in 2023.
In addition, the storms are feared to be unusually strong, fueled by energy and moisture in tropical waters.
The National Hurricane Center said Margot could reach 100 mph the next day as its “inner core” strengthened over tropical waters.
A company spokesperson said: “Margot has continued to become better organized over the past few hours.
“Global models indicate that upper-level tropospheric flow over Margot should lead to further strengthening over the next 36 hours or so, with anticyclonic winds spreading high above the system.
“The official density forecast is roughly the same as previous forecasts and remains close to the model consensus.”
Hurricane Lee has roared back to life, threatening the East Coast with massive sea surge and damaging winds.
The angry storm has once again transformed into a “major hurricane” and is hurtling with 120 mph winds toward Puerto Rico.
Bermuda, Canada, and northeastern America were placed on alert to face “dangerous” tides and strong currents.
“After weakening over the weekend and undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle, Hurricane Lee regained strength into a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph,” said Chris DeWeese, a spokesman for The Weather Channel (IBM).
“The storm is expected to move north of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic before weather conditions cause it to shift northward over the western Atlantic around midweek.
“No matter where it tracks over the next few days, the hurricane will send dangerous high waves and rip currents to the East Coast of the United States throughout the week.”