Atlantic hurricane season already has fourth tropical storm of 2020

Katie Ramirez
June 27, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has already experienced its earliest third-named storm on record when Cristobal formed near the coast of southeastern Mexico on June 2. The former system has the greatest chance of becoming a tropical depression over the next few days.

Tropical Storm Dolly emerged on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

"The wind field has shrunk so that Dolly is no longer a subtropical system", says CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen.

Satellite-derived wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts.

Forecasters from the NHC said that satellite-derived wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 miles per hour, with higher gusts.

As of 5:00 a.m. AST Wednesday, Tropical Storm Dolly was about 725 km southwest of Cape Race, Nfld., boasting winds of 55 km/h.

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All models agree that if Dolly continues to move east-northeast and will turn more northeast on Tuesday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 millibars.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs through November 30.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre also says that Dolly will weaken before it enters offshore Canadian waters Wednesday morning and is expected to become fully dissipated by Wednesday night or early Thursday. It photographed an image of the coming Tropical Storm Dolly in its current status over the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean last June 23 at 1:30 PM EDT.

Because Dolly is now moving over cool waters below 20 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit), forecasters do not expect any more development of strong thunderstorms.

NASA's Terra satellite is one in a fleet of NASA satellites that provide data for hurricane research.

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