The fourth tropical storm of the season, Danny, made landfall Monday evening over South Carolina. and then weakens to a tropical depression.
The system, which developed into an offshore depression on Monday morning. away from Charleston South Carolina is about 95 miles, moving northwest at 15 miles per hour. with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. According to the National Hurricane Center, tropical storms form when maximum sustained winds reach 39 mph.
“It’s a minor tropical storm,” said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the Miami Center. Before the storm hits the shore “There is no such thing as a tropical storm alone. fair It’s not in the dictionary, so you don’t want to take a tropical storm lightly.”
He said the main threat from the system was rain. Heavy rain may be expected from the southern coasts of South Carolina and Georgia. and inland through the Piedmont area of Georgia and into northeastern Alabama. According to the report of the center
After weakening in a tropical depression Danny is expected to continue losing strength before dissipating on Tuesday. According to the Hurricane Center
Update on Monday evening The Hurricane Center said an isolated tornado was possible as the system moved inland along the South Carolina coast. But when the system is weak Tornadoes were no longer a concern by late Monday. The potential threat of dangerous waves and rip currents and widespread flooding is also reduced.
Forecasters said the system could bring an inch to two inches of rainfall, with higher volumes along the coasts of Georgia and southern South Carolina.
“The good news is that the area is dry. So it should be able to handle rainfall,” Felgen said.
due to weak system All tropical storm warnings were therefore stopped late Monday.
Danny is the fourth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. In mid-June, Claudette was accused of killing 14 people – 10 children – while moving from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast.
This is the seventh year in a row that the named storm has hit the Atlantic Ocean before the season officially kicks off on June 1.
Hurricanes are becoming more and more dangerous and destructive. in each passing season
Researchers have found that climate change is causing intense storms and heavy rainfall. Storms also tend to be lingering and winding. The combination of rising seas and slower storms also produces higher and more destructive storm surges.
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 13 to 20 named storms are expected this year, 6 to 10 will be hurricanes. and 3 to 5 major Category 3 or higher hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean.
Last year, 30 storms, including six major hurricanes, forced meteorologists to drop the letter a second time and switch to Greek.
It was the record-breaking storm, surpassing 28 times from 2005 and counting the second-highest number of hurricanes on record.