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Hurricane Sam Begins to Weaken, Tropical Depression Victor Makes Short-lived Appearance

The National Hurricane Center has been very busy since the start of hurricane season. Just when we think we’ve seen the last tropical storm of the year, another disturbance churns in the oceans.

Hurricane Sam has been out in the Atlantic and in discussion since September 22nd. Sam has still sustained some very strong winds, but have been weakening over the past several days. The NHC still considers Sam to be a hurricane until Tuesday morning. If it continues to dissipate at a faster rate, then the forecast will change.

On the other hand, another tropical depression is in the Atlantic. Right now, Tropical Depression Victor is slowly moving between South America and Africa. NHC does not expect the conditions of Victor to improve and anticipate the storm will dissipate within the next 72 hours.

There are no warnings or advisories in effect for either of these storms.

In the picture above, you can see Hurricane Sam very east of the United States. Looking southwest of Sam is Tropical Depression Victor. It is not very visible as the hurricane as it lacks in formation, but the cluster of clouds shows some slight rotation.

Tabitha Bartoe
Tabitha Bartoe
Tabitha Bartoe is currently a Junior attending Valparaiso University, double majoring in Meteorology and Communications. She is the Assistant News Director at the university's television 15 VUTV and also a part of the Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team (VUSIT) and the American Meteorological Society. Tabitha has always had a passion for weather since the age of 12 when she nearly got hit by lightning which "struck" her interest in studying the atmosphere.


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