Space Hurricane pounded the Western Caribbean Sea (including Puerto Rico), bringing winds to an estimated 101 mph with higher gusts, large rainfall and possible tornadoes. Satellite imagery indicates that the strongest storm cell was located near Rocha, Venezuela, and this storm could produce a large amount of rain, which will enter the Caribbean Sea. Possible tornadoes or floods could occur along the Mexico Barbuda and the Guadeloupe Islands. Satellite images show that the strongest storms were more concentrated in a band around the northern Caribbean Sea. This band stretched from south of Barbuda in the Northern Atlantic Ocean to the mouth of the river Gualala in the Southern Caribbean Sea.
The strongest storm during this season was Hurricane Rita, which has been classified as a category III Hurricane, the strongest ever recorded. It became the first storm to hit the United States in Hurricane Wilma. Wilma also became the second largest tropical storm to hit Puerto Rico and the third largest to strike Cuba in over 100 years. Both of these hurricanes ranked higher than any Hurricane to strike the United States in over a hundred years.
This Space Weather system was observed together with a large negative ions outbreak associated with Tropical Storm and passed away in August, 2021. Auroras were visible across the northern Caribbean on the fourth day. Auroras are normally associated with low pressure areas, but this outbreak was in a high pressure area. Low pressure areas tend to produce more powerful visible northern Lights. Over the period of five days the average maximum height of the aurora was brighter than it had been for over twenty years.
This Space Weather Hurricane has the capacity to spawn several other named storms. These named storms have names because they produce significant quantities of precipitation. For example, a recently named storm is associated with the Space Weather system. In the last ten years there have been nine named storms from this Weather System. There is a possibility that a new named storm will be generated from this system within the next twenty-four hours. This is one reason that the National Weather Service has warned people that this could be an upcoming Hurricane.
Hurricane or Tropical Storm named Hurricane Rita was the sixth strongest Space Weather Event to hit the Caribbean in over 100 years. The total rainfall over the area of twenty-four inches was the highest ever recorded in that area. This makes sense since the barometric pressure is at its highest point at this time. Rita’s top wind speeds reached speeds of ninety-seven miles an hour. Rita’s eye wall is thought to have passed across the Eastern seaboard of the United States.
Hurricane or Tropical Storms are not uncommon and can form in the North Atlantic regions, the Eastern Pacific Ocean, or in the South Pacific Ocean. Their names are generally selected by meteorologists based on the reports of intense precipitation produced by a storm. If you happen to observe an extreme weather event during any of these phases, it would be a good idea to get an accurate forecast. Then you can protect yourself and your family.