This was only a tropical disturbance yesterday afternoon. BPEarthWatch predicted a rapid storm development despite it being over land. And it did develop, as Tropical Storm Julia, first I've heard of to develop over land; -- well it's the Florida East Coast at mid-peninsula, but still --, you'd think this was something that happened every so often in the past but I've no recollection of any such development.
Well today it's over Georgia! It's expected to weaken into a Tropical Depression and go further inland, perhaps to Augusta, GA, though I don't expect it to.
|Source: National Hurricane Center via Brevard Times.|
|Source: South Florida Water Management District via Brevard Times.|
|Source: National Hurricane Center.|
|Source: Weather Underground.|
In other news, a Category 5 Super Typhoon is bearing down on Taiwan (the main subject of Jeff Master's article).
Well I did a looking into on the matter if a named Tropical Cyclone or equivalent has ever formed over land before, and guess what... this is the very first time in the record books that such a storm has *ever* formed over land.
2016 is strange!