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August 20, 2012
For the past several days a storm has been brewing in the east Atlantic. It appears it will become the next “iStorm”. That isn’t a new Apple product, but a term that is getting used due to the strength of recent storms that begin with “i”.
How powerful have “i” storms been? So powerful, that 7 of the past 11 storms that began with an i, now have their names retired. These include:
- Irene, 2011
- Igor, 2010
- Ike, 2008
- Ivan, 2004
- Isabel, 2003
- Isadore, 2002
- Iris, 2001
Irene and Isabel are the ones we remember, with direct hits on Oriental. So, when late August comes along, we look east with some iconcern. We might just be inervous.
NOAA calls potential storms an “Invest”. Invest 94 is the one that is getting watched. This is likely to become Tropical Depression 9 or Tropical Storm Isaac in the next day. This map shows where Invest 94 (and 96 behind it) are in the Atlantic:
Here are the computer models on Invest 94 – what will likely become Isaac:
At this writing (5:50pm Monday) Isaac hasn’t officially formed yet. But it looks like it will.
And farther east in the Atlantic, Invest 96 could be another storm in the next few days:
TownDock.net is following the tropical storm season on the Atlantic. The latest info on declared storms is always in the TownDock Hurricane Center.