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‘Medicane’ forming in the Mediterranean

If you’ve never heard the term ‘medicane’ then you are not alone. A rare tropical storm is forming in the Mediterranean Sea and is already causing big impacts on Greece, including torrential flooding. Very few of these storms, dubbed ‘medicanes” has ever been seen because the ocean temperatures and atmospheric dynamics there are not usually conducive to tropical storm development. You can read more about this at Mashable here.

Computer model projection showing a storm system resembling a medicane approaching Greece on Nov. 17, 2017. IMAGE: WINDY.COM