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Tropical Storm Eta Forms In Caribbean, Ties 2005 Record For Most Named Storms

an image of tropical storm eta from the national hurricane center
National Hurricane Center
Tropical Storm Eta is forecast to head west, toward Nicaragua.

Tropical Storm Eta has formed in the Caribbean, breaking a few records in an already historic hurricane season.

In its 11 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center announced the system strengthened into Tropical Storm Eta. This development ties 2005’s record for most named storms in a season — 28. It is also the first time a storm was ever named Eta, the seventh letter in the Greek alphabet.

Eta is about 270 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and is heading west at 15 mph.

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