ORLANDO, Fla. - As we track Subtropical Storm Alberto, many wonder: What is the difference between a subtropical and a tropical storm?
- A subtropical storm has a cold core, while tropical storms have a warm core.
- We tend to see subtropical systems develop in the cooler parts of the Atlantic or in the early and late parts of the season.
- Tropical storms have a higher potential to quickly grow into hurricane, while subtropical storms do not.
- If a subtropical storm remains over warm water for several days, it may eventually become fully tropical
- Tropical Storms tend to produce more rain compared to subtropical storms.
- Subtropical storms could eventually gain full tropical characteristics. For example, the core of a subtropical storm could warm enough to become tropical storm or even a hurricane.
- There is no such thing as a subtropical hurricane.
- At the end of the day, when it comes to the winds they produce, there is not a big difference between a subtropical and tropical storm.
Here is a breakdown county by county for your holiday weekend. #Alberto out to our west, will be increasing rain starting late Saturday and into Memorial Day. Flooding will be the biggest threat. #news6 pic.twitter.com/u3n6b93vfA — Candace Campos (@CandaceNews6) May 25, 2018
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