MIAMI -- Remember the 2005
Atlantic hurricane season? Who can forget it?
The most hurricane-racked
year ever recorded refuses to go away, even though the season
officially ended Nov. 30 with 26 named storms under its belt and a
lot of water under a lot of bridges.
However, Tropical Storm
Zeta -- the National Hurricane Center was forced to turn to the
Greek alphabet when it ran out of names -- formed in the
mid-Atlantic on Dec. 30, extending the record-breaking season and
becoming the first Atlantic storm ever to start with a
Zeta has been wandering
around the Atlantic Ocean for several days and by Jan. 3 was still
more than 1,300 miles from the Caribbean or even the Eastern
seaboard of the U.S. and gave no hint of threatening any land
No significant change in
the 65 mph wind strength or location was predicted, although one
computer model did show that it could become a weak hurricane, up
from its current tropical storm status.
reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].