National Hurricane Center
Typhoon Maria is relied upon to end up plainly a tropical storm sooner or later today. As she proceeds with her trip north west, she is relied upon to reinforce and she will probably turn into a Category 3 storm as she pushes toward the Bahamas, affecting a few Caribbean islands en route.
The most recent European models show her connecting with Hurricane Jose later on in the week some place along the East drift (maybe around the Carolinas). On the off chance that you take a gander at the designs (beneath), the two tempests give off an impression of being whirling around each other in some odd form that takes after a move. This association is known as the “Fujiwara Effect” and it is considered genuinely uncommon, particularly in the Atlantic Ocean.
“The Fujiwara Effect is most ordinarily obvious over the Pacific, and happens when at least two tropical frameworks attract adequately close to interfere with each other’s conventional outpouring/inflow design. In the end, the upper-level outpouring groups of one tempest slip, are packed, and warm up in temperature — soon going about as the inflow of the other. At the point when this happens, they progress toward becoming ‘pinwheel typhoons,’ and start turning around each other,”
The Washington Post reported.
Take a look at the graphic below to see Maria and Jose interacting.
Although many meteorologists have been drawing attention to the Fujiwara, it is important to note that the latest models could be incorrect; they are predicting a possible track that is still 10 days out. If you remember what happened with Hurricane Irma earlier this month, her track changed significantly over the course of a week — so, anything can happen.
As for Maria’s projected path, she appears to skirt Florida, heading north once she passes through the Dominican Republic as a Category 3 storm by Tuesday. It is possible that she bringing nasty weather to North Carolina, however, which is why these models are being monitored very closely.
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