Atlantic basin has come alive
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Started by metmike - Sept. 8, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

     As of 10pm Saturday, we have 3 tropical systems lined up in the Atlantic.

The main one will remain Florence:

Farther southeast we have Isaac.

Then farther east, Helene.

By metmike - Sept. 8, 2018, 11:41 p.m.
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The historical/seasonal peak in the hurricane season is right around this time frame:

Peak Of Season

By metmike - Sept. 8, 2018, 11:49 p.m.
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                                                 Here are the names for ALL the hurricanes in the Atlantic basin.               

The list is repeated/reused every 6 years. If one of the named storms is significant..........the name is retired and a new name, with the same first letter, replaces that name. 

We are up to Isaac, here in 2018. After that, will come Joyce, Kirk, Leslie and................Michael.

The name Katrina was retired in 2005. 6 years later, in 20`11, the new K name was Katia. 6 years after that, last year, the K name remained Katia. In 2023, the K name will be Katia again.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Names used for Atlantic Tropical Storms
By MarkB - Sept. 9, 2018, 2:51 a.m.
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I don't care b y what name you want to call them. But how does Isaac get in ahead of Helene?

By 7475 - Sept. 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
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 Maybe Helene formed and was named first but when the Isaac disturbance finally organized and was named,it was located further west than Helene. Isaac just wasnt paying attention and Helene cut in line ahead of him.

There's a spin for everything.

By metmike - Sept. 9, 2018, 9:38 p.m.
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"There's a spin for everything."

Yes and in this case a counterclockwise spin of at least 39 mph, which is when(the strength) a tropical system is dubbed a tropical storm and earns a name (-:

Your explanation is also correct. Storms that occur later can happen farther downstream/west than the one(s) that developed earlier and still exist to the east, even though both are moving from east to west. 

In the tropics/lower latitudes, the flow is often from east to west vs the middle/higher latitudes where the flow is usually from west to east and much stronger, with plenty of north/south component movement at all latitudes some of the time or else the planet would not be able to redistribute the imbalance in heat.........which is MUCH greater, the closer that you get to the equator........entirely the result of the higher/stronger angle of the sun at the lower latitudes.

By metmike - Sept. 9, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
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By patrick - Sept. 10, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
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Isaac may sneak into the Gulf. Man, I've been around long enough to remember when that was a big deal for oil & gas.

By metmike - Sept. 10, 2018, 2:24 p.m.
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Patrick, that doesn't make you that old...........just over a decade ago.

By patrick - Sept. 10, 2018, 2:33 p.m.
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Not in human years (though I am) but 10 years in a forum is wayyyyyyyy long.