Tropics: Subtropical Storm Wanda forms over northern Atlantic

Last name on 2021 list is Wanda

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Subtropical storm Wanda has formed over the northern Atlantic, about 1,020 miles west of the Azores.

This system is the same storm and former Nor’easter that blasted the Northeast with flooding and and power outages earlier in the week.

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There are some tropical characteristics, like the small radius of maximum wind and concentrated convection.

For now, the National Hurricane Center has given it subtropical status since there is more support for that status rather than tropical.

A subtropical storm is a hybrid storm that has both tropical and non-tropical characteristics. A non-tropical system is made up of fronts while a tropical system is not and gains its strength from warm water.

11 p.m. advisory information for Subtropical storm Wanda on Oct. 30, 2021. (WKMG)

The track keeps it over open water and is no threat to the U.S. Once the trough cuts off, the system will meander Monday before making a sharp turn to the north Tuesday. It will likely maintain its strength over the next several days.

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If all of the names of the 2021 season are exhausted, a supplemental list of names, rather than the Greek Alphabet, will be used to finish the season. This is new for the 2021 season.

Adria is the first name on the supplemental list.

Hurricane season runs through November.

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