Victor, the 20th named storm of the busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, was south of the Cabo Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.
Tropical Storm Victor formed in the eastern Atlantic on Wednesday, becoming the 20th named storm of the busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
In an update Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said Victor was about 540 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
The center said the storm was moving toward the west-northwest at about 13 mph and is expected to move in that direction over the next few days.
According to the center, no watch or warning was in effect, and the storm was not expected to affect land over the next few days.
After Victor, there is only one name, Wanda, left on this year’s primary list of 21 hurricane names. If more storms occur, the National Weather Service will move up the list of supplementary names, only the third time in history it has had to do so. The first was in 2005.
Last year’s record season saw 30 named storms, including six major storms, forcing meteorologists to use Greek letters to identify the final nine storms.
But in March, citing confusion among the general public, the World Meteorological Organization said it would no longer use the Greek alphabet to label storms and instead rely on one. Supplemental list of 21 names, starting with Adria, Brelen and Caridad and ending at Viviana and Will.
Kenneth Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, said earlier this year, “Zeta, eta, theta — if you even think about me they’re saying — it was hard to have those storms at the same time.” “People were mixing storms.”
like Main list of hurricane names, the supplementary list does not include names that begin with the letters Q, U, X, Y or Z, which officials said are not sufficiently common or easily understood in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese languages, which are frequently spoken throughout North America. Central America and the Caribbean.