Storm Beta triggers hurricane watch off Texas coast

Imagen satelital de NOAA y video de MH

The rules of the International Meteorological Organization establish that when the names run out, which has only happened once before now, in 2005, the helpful Greek alphabet is used.

The last storm to form today, Beta, is located about 335 miles (545 km) east northeast of Tampico and about 280 miles (450 km) east southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande or Bravo, the natural border between Mexico and USA

It is moving north-northeast at 9 miles per hour (15 km / h) and has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km / h). On Sunday it can reach hurricane intensity and at the beginning of the week make landfall in northern Mexico or Texas.

Its predecessor, the anomalous subtropical storm Alpha, made landfall in Portugal on Friday with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 km / h) and is moving at 17 miles per hour (28 km / h) in a northeast direction.

The trajectory pattern indicates that it will “sweep” the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) before dissipating on Saturday.

Hurricane Teddy, which remains Category 4 even though its winds have dropped to about 125 miles per hour (205 km / h) with stronger gusts, is moving northwest at about 14 miles per hour (22 km / h). h).

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