- Forecasters want Sam to be far enough off the ground to avoid major damage.
- A plunge into the jet stream drives Sam away from the United States.
Hurricane Sam made landfall in the Atlantic basin on Sunday. The powerful Category 4 hurricane that forecasters wanted was expected to remain far enough off land to avoid heavy damage from 145 mph winds and heavy rain.
An AccuWeather forecaster said the road west through the northern islands of the Caribbean was unlikely. According to AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Reno, Sam moves away from the United States when the jet stream drops.
“But if that jet stream dip sets further west or turns west, there’s room for Sam to get much closer to the United States next weekend,” Reno said.
That scenario helped move Superstorm Sundi from the west to New Jersey nine years ago. Sundi was eventually charged with killing about 300 people and causing damages of around $70 billion in several countries.
AccuWeather meteorologists did not forecast the same results as Sandy, but on various possibilities for future storm tracking, including scenarios in which Sam could track very close to the United States. I warned you. I warned you
“Even if Sam remains in the eastern United States from late this week to next weekend, seas could rise along the Atlantic coast from central Florida to Maine,” said Rob Miller, AccuWeather senior meteorologist. There is. “
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It begins in the middle of the week along the southern coast of the United States and may move north by the following weekend. According to AccuWeather, non-tropical cyclones associated with the jet stream not only increase the strength of the waves in parts of the Atlantic coast, but may also form their own rainfall zones by the end of this week.
According to the National Meteorological Service, some fluctuations in intensity are expected in the next day or so with the possibility of a gradual weakening of Sam.
Sam is the 18th named storm and the 7th hurricane of the Atlantic season. On record, only one other hurricane season (2020) experienced 18 named storms this season. The rest of the names on this year’s list are Teresa, Victor and Wanda.
The supplementary list approved by the World Meteorological Organization replaces the Greek alphabet used during the previous year’s record season. Supplementary List: Adria, Brelen, Kalidad, Deshawan, Emery, Foster, Gemma, Heath.
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