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According to Popular Science (This article and its images were originally posted on Popular Science September 28, 2018 at 05:40PM.)
An uncommon type of storm known as a “Medicane” is swirling to life in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The nickname—a portmanteau of Mediterranean and hurricane—is given to low-pressure systems that form over the sea and take on tropical or subtropical characteristics. Storms of this nature only form once or twice a year due to the Mediterranean sea’s cool waters.
The Medicane forming near Greece will bring several inches of rain, damaging wind gusts, and rough seas to the country and other parts of eastern Europe as it moves inland over the weekend. The storm’s size, strength, and winds—possibly gusting to 60 MPH at times—make it comparable to a tropical storm, and it’ll have similar effects to one as it makes landfall.
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