23rd tropical storm forms

Tropical Storm Beta formed Thursday in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. The storm was not expected to threaten the United States.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | October 27, 2005


Tropical Storm Beta formed Thursday in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. The storm was not expected to threaten the United States.

Tropical storm warnings were issued for the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. The storm could drop 10-15 inches of rain on an area already drenched by Hurricane Stan several weeks ago. Beta was also expected to bring heavy rain across western Panama and Costa Rica. Mudslides and flooding caused by Stan killed more than 650 people in Central America.

Beta is the Atlantic hurricane season's 23rd tropical storm. This year, the U.S. has seen the most tropical storms since record-keeping began in 1851. The previous record of 21 storms occurred in 1933.

Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.


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