Naturally We’re Having ‘Zombie’ Storms Now

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Naturally We’re Having ‘Zombie’ Storms Now

“Welcome back to the land of the living, Paulette.” Photo: NOAA Satellites

The spooky season is upon us, as is a record-breaking hurricane season, and all things considered, I bet you will not be shocked to learn that these two have teamed up to deliver us some unsavoury spawn. The National Weather Service reports that “we now have Zombie Tropical Storms” in the Atlantic, specifically one named Paulette. Maybe you remember her from a week ago? Yeah. Per the NWS: “Welcome back to the land of the living, Tropical Storm Paulette.”

Just to mitigate any potential confusion, Paulette’s return is not related to the World Meteorological Organization having already run through its list of names for this year’s Atlantic storms. (Although, to be clear, that’s another of 2020’s unsettling recent developments.) Paulette simply lost speed after making landfall in Bermuda as a Category 1, and then Category 2, storm on September 14. From there, she slowed to a post-tropical low-pressure system, CNN reports. Still, Paulette bided her time, as these kinds of weather phenomena apparently sometimes do….

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