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Tropical Storm Eta forms, ties record for most named storms

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Posted at 1:46 AM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 01:45:59-05

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Eta has formed in the Caribbean, tying the record for most named storms in a single Atlantic hurricane season.

The National Hurricane Center says the system had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph early Sunday.

It’s centered 235 miles south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

Eta is the 28th named Atlantic storm this season, tying the 2005 record for named storms.

This is the first time the Greek letter Eta is being used because after the 2005 season ended, meteorologists went back and determined there was a storm that should have gotten a name but didn't.

Hurricane season still has about a month to go. It ends Nov. 30.