WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford explains common tropical weather terminology.
It’s that time of year when we start hearing a ton of terms about the tropics … but what do they all mean? WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford covers a few of them here.
1. An invest is an area of disturbed weather – short for area of investigation – that may or may not get stronger.
2. A tropical cyclone is a warm-core storm system with a closed center of circulation at the surface. The three types are a tropical depression, tropical storm and hurricane.
3. A chance of development means the chance of becoming a tropical depression, storm or hurricane.