Tropical Storm Katia formed on Tuesday and is moving quickly across the Atlantic.
At 11 a.m. ET, Katia had grown to maximum sustained winds near 45 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Strengthening is forecast and Katia is expected to be a hurricane by late Wednesday, it added.
The storm’s forecast track shows it moving north of Puerto Rico over the weekend and becoming a major hurricane with winds greater than 110 mph.
Katia was centered about 630 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and was moving west-northwest near 18 mph.
Katia could affect the Caribbean, said NHC specialist Michael Brennan, but it’s too early to tell if it will hit the U.S.
The storm’s name replaces Katrina in the rotating storm roster because of the catastrophic damage from the 2005 storm.
Katia became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season Wednesday night and is
forecast to become a Category 3 storm in the Atlantic Ocean by the weekend,
though it’s still too early to know whether it will hit land.
in the Gulf of Mexico that forecasters say could become a tropical depression.
Elsewhere, forecasters on Wednesday saw the potential for a
new tropical storm that could hit the U.S. Gulf Coast over the weekend.
A cluster of storms over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday could
become a tropical depression by Thursday, with the help of upper-level winds
that are forecast to aid development, the National Hurricane Center said in its
8 p.m. Wednesday tropical weather outlook.
“Most computer models are developing this into at least a tropical storm, if
not a hurricane within the next two days,” CNN Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras said
“There is a ton of potential for flooding,” Jeras said. “One computer model
solution here (puts) as much as 6 to 12 inches of rain on the Gulf Coast by
Other models have the system going into Texas,
parts of which are dealing with drought and wildfires.
The system has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next
48 hours, the hurricane center’s 8 p.m. outlook said.
As for Katia, it strengthened from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane
Wednesday night, with maximum sustained winds at 75 mph shortly before 11 p.m.,
the hurricane center said. The wind-speed threshold for hurricanes is 74
Shortly before 11 p.m., Katia was about 1,165 miles east of the Caribbean
Sea’s Leeward Islands, moving west-northwest near 20 mph.
The storm could be a major hurricane with winds above 110 mph by Saturday
night, possibly still hundreds of miles east of Puerto Rico, according to the
hurricane center. It still is too early to predict whether Katia will pose any
threat to land.
Katia became a hurricane on Wednesday August 31st, 2011
August 31st, 2011
8 + 31 +2+0+1+1 = 43 = both Katia’s life lesson and personal year = This is no fun. The party’s over.
43 year + 8 (August) = 51 = Katia’ s personal month (from August 31st, 2011 to September 30th, 2011) = Officially a hurricane. Formidable. Deadly.
August 31st, 2011
31 +2+0+1+1 = 35 = Katia’s “secret” number = Warning. Be on alert. Forewarned is forearmed.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
15 = Hype. Believe the hype. Don’t believe the hype.
the sum of the first three letters rules the lifetime of the hurricane
11 (K is the 11th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 20 (t is the 20th letter of the alphabet) = 32
9 (I is the 9th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) = 32
32 = Big. Enormous. Packing a punch. Hitting the United States.
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