On Sunday evening, Tropical Depression 9 formed just off the African coast from a potent easterly wave. This morning, it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Humberto, the ninth named storm of the season. It is presently centered just south of the Cape Verde islands and tracking west at 12mph.
|Enhanced infrared satellite image of Humberto at 8:30am EDT this morning. (CIRA/RAMMB)|
Since 1851, 34 storms formed or passed within 100 miles of where Humberto did (18 of which were in September). As you can see below, the tracks of these storms have large variability, ranging from a quick recurvature to long-tracked major hurricanes that plow into the U.S. The current official forecast track for Humberto would be the quickest and furthest east recurvature off all of these.
|Past tracks of all known storms that formed or passed within 100mi of where Humberto formed.|
|Select model forecasts as well as the NHC forecast for Humberto, from the 0600 UTC runs today. (NCAR)|
Elsewhere, the remnants of Gabrielle are still hanging around between Bermuda and Hispaniola. The environment is likely going to remain too hostile for any tropical redevelopment, but it could become a stronger subtropical or extratropical cyclone and potentially impact, Bermuda, Newfoundland, or Nova Scotia.
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