Hurricane Paulette made landfall in Bermuda as a Class 1 and strengthened to a Class 2 over the island on September 14. The storm then misplaced velocity and misplaced its tropical storm standing, downgraded to a post-tropical low-pressure system.
The storm previously referred to as Paulette stewed for 5 and a half days. That’s, till this week.
Paulette regained energy and have become a tropical storm as soon as extra on Monday, in response to the Nationwide Hurricane Heart. Paulette reappeared Monday about 300 miles off the coast of the Azores islands.
These “zombie” storms, like Tropical Storm Paulette, are uncommon however they’ve occurred earlier than, stated CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller.
“Circumstances can change into hostile for a tropical storm to keep up its depth, but when it would not dissipate fully, it will possibly revive days later when situations change into extra favorable,” Miller stated.
“2020 is an efficient candidate to expertise a zombie storm as a result of water temperatures are above common over a bulk of the Atlantic Ocean, and clearly we’re seeing a report variety of storms — which ups the probabilities one might regenerate,” Miller stated.
Paulette is not the primary storm to return from the useless. The final time this occurred was in 2004 with Hurricane Ivan.
If you happen to’re questioning why the storm was not renamed Gamma, it is as a result of meteorologists have been nonetheless capable of observe the storm’s vortex.
CNN’s Brandon Miller and Judson Jones contributed to this story.