Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.
By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:45 PM GMT on November 27, 2005
Tropical Storm Delta continues churning over the far eastern Atlantic, and still has a day of life left in it before cold waters and high wind shear tear it apart and transform it into a powerful extratropical storm on Monday. Delta will probably bring heavy rains and winds gusts to 40 mph to the Canary Islands on Monday and Morocco on Tuesday. Delta is following a track no November tropical storm has ever taken--a check of the Historical Map shows that there has never been a November tropical storm in the far eastern Atlantic. Yet another first for the Hurricane Season of 2005!
If Delta dies tomorrow, as expected, will tomorrow then mark the final day of the incredible Hurricane Season of 2005? I'll have a full analysis of the possibilities on Monday, including a discussion of the historical occurrences of hurricanes after December 1.
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