NOAA: Tropical Storm Rene Track, Spaghetti Models

Pablo Tucker
September 9, 2020

The hurricane center said TD 17 is expected to become a tropical storm later today and continue to track to the west-northwest for the next few days. Tropical Storm Philippe on September 17, 2005 but never seriously threatened land.

The storm was centred about 1,220 miles (1,965 kilometres) west of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving northwest at 3 mph (6 kph).

As of 4 p.m. CDT, Tropical Storm Rene was located about 265 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and was moving west at 16 mph. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and Rene could become a hurricane in two or three days.

A tropical storm warning has been dropped for the Cabo Verde Islands as of Tuesday afternoon, the hurricane center said.

Tropical Storm Rene has formed in the Atlantic Monday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

These storms are carrying on this season's above-average trend, and indeed, with the advent of Rene, forecasters are four storms away from running out of names on the official name list - after which any further storms would be given names from the Greek alphabet.

When forecasters warn of an "above average" season, they are talking purely in terms of expected named storms, and none of these predictions typically make any claims to the expected severity of the storms.

"Rene will move west past the Cabo Verde Islands and head toward the general area where Paulette currently is now". This system is following closely behind Tropical Depression 17 and should follow in it's track.

Another disturbance southwest of Bermuda has a slight chance of gaining some tropical organization later this week as it approaches the Carolinas, but isn't a major concern at this time.

The names of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

The patterns during the peak of hurricane season that influence where storms travel.

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