Tropical Storm Henri forms in the Atlantic
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tropical Storm Henri (pronounced awn-'REE), the eight named storm of the, formed on Tuesday approximately 600 miles east of the .
The storm currently has winds of about 40 miles per hour (65 kilometres per hour), with slightly higher gusts. Henri is moving north-northeast at 18 mph (30 kph).
The storm is predicted to be weak and short-lived, avoiding any land masses. The tropical storm could die out as soon as Wednesday.
However, the storm's intensification has already surprised some meteorologists: "The formation of Henri illustrates how difficult it is to anticipate the changes in convection that distinguish strong tropical disturbances from weak tropical cyclones", said a National Hurricane Center forecaster.
- "Tropical Storm Henri forms in Atlantic Ocean" — , October 6, 2009
- Forecaster Berg. "Tropical Storm Henri Public Advisory Number 1" — , October 6, 2009
- Forecaster Berg. "Tropical Storm Henri Discussion Number 1" — , October 6, 2009