Tuesday, January 03, 2006
2005 may have ended but the incredible 2005 hurricane season carries on. Out in the middle of the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Zeta -- the 27th named storm this cycle -- is approaching hurricane strength, with winds of 65 mph. Should Zeta attain hurricane status, it would mark yet another record in a season that has already claimed a string of them. The previous record for the latest-forming cyclone was Alice, which became a hurricane on December 31 of 1954, persisting until January 5, 1955.