Tropical Storm Rose Forms as the 17th Atlantic Storm of 2021
By Hannah Gard.
This year’s busy tropical season continues as more activity ramps up in the Atlantic.
Tropical Depression Seventeen intensified into Tropical Storm Rose Sunday afternoon, about 370 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, says the National Hurricane Center.
The other active storm currently in the Atlantic basin is Tropical Storm Peter, which is the 16th storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Peter also strengthened into a storm Sunday morning from a tropical depression.
Located hundreds of miles northeast of the Leeward Islands, Peter had sustained winds of 45 mph Sunday afternoon.
Hurricane hunters observed the center of the storm to be farther southwest than in previous National Hurricane Center (NHC) advisories, but its impacts to land are still expected to be minimal as it remains in the open waters of the Atlantic.
“Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours or so as Peter moves over warmer sea-surface temperatures,” the National Hurricane Center said.
Currently no tropical watches or warnings are in effect, but the storm could bring flood threats to parts of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Leeward Islands early this week.
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