Tropical wave?

July 21, 2009

NHC watches tropical wave approach Caribbean

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tropical wave about 200 miles east of the Windward Islands has a small chance — less than 30 percent — of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center forecast Monday.

I guess I have too much time on my hands, but I thought you would like to know that waves don’t cause cyclones. I think it is a typo in your story….

Philip M.

Thanks, but tropical wave is also a weather term, and our wording was straight from the National Hurricane Center’s report: GBU Editor

People carry their belongings through the flood water to the nearest dry land caused by cyclone Aila in Shatkhira June 4, 2009.REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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Funny wording for the picture caption at the bottom of this article. One might believe that the cyclone caused the dry land …

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