When I think of the word “tropical,” I immediately think of the tropical depression that hit the state of Florida in late March. The Florida Keys, the Everglades, and the Gulf of Mexico are all covered with water, so of course it seems appropriate to name those regions after a tropical storm. But the fact that the word “tropical” is still used in these regions is a positive sign.
When a tropical storm hits the Florida Keys, tropical depression winds blow out of the Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico, which drains into the Atlantic. Tropical storm winds also blow into the Atlantic, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, which drains into the Caribbean Sea, which drains into the Atlantic again, and so on.
The Caribbean Sea is the part of the Atlantic that drains into the Atlantic. That is, if you want to go to the Caribbean Sea to go to the Atlantic, you will have to go through the Caribbean Sea. Tropical depressions in the Caribbean Sea drain into the Gulf of Mexico, which drains into the Atlantic, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, which drains into the Caribbean Sea again, which drains into the Atlantic, which drains into the Atlantic again, and so on.
Tropical storm names are like names of seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. They are based on the names of the seasons, the names of the months, and the names of the months that fall between the dates of the two seasons.
Tropical storms are caused by a tropical depression.
Tropical depressions are storms that form in the warmer, moist air on the Atlantic coast of North America. They can become tropical storms at night time when the surrounding air temperature cools down and then suddenly cools down again. Tropical storms are so named because the air is warm enough to create thunderstorms at night. You can see why one would want to avoid the name tropical storm.
You see, tropical storms are the result of a thunderstorm in the air that is warm enough to cause thunderstorms. When that thunderstorm forms it starts raining, and as the cold air moves in, it starts raining again. If two different air masses mix, it can cause a tropical storm. These types of thunderstorms are called tropical depressions because the cold air is displaced, or pushed out, from the warm air.
I had never heard of a tropical hurricane until last night. I thought it was just an odd name for a tropical storm, but now it’s a thing. The National Hurricane Center has classified a tropical depression as a hurricane once, but a tropical storm can be a hurricane, or a tropical depression, or an extratropical storm, depending on where in the Atlantic it is.
For most of the day, I was trying to find the difference between a tropical depression and a tropical storm. I couldn’t find it. I found it in the Atlantic, where the Atlantic has one major storm for each of the seasons. But the difference is that a tropical storm is a hurricane, and a tropical depression is a tropical storm.
In the Atlantic, the Atlantic has a storm once in each of the seasons. So a tropical storm can be a hurricane, and a tropical depression can be a tropical storm. Its a tropical storm then.