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Tiny Grace

A small, unusual tropical storm in the Atlantic.

When we think about tropical storms and hurricanes, we typically think about them forming in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, or the Gulf of Mexico. These areas are considered "the tropics" after all. Sometimes, Mother Nature decides to throw us a curve ball and that brings us to Tropical Storm Grace.

This storm formed abruptly on Sunday night in the cooler waters of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, north of 40 degrees latitude. Although it's not unprecedented to see tropical systems form in this area, it certainly is a little unusual. The system is also extremely tiny in size. You can check out satellite pictures of it on  Ultimately, Tropical Storm Grace is fighting a losing battle, as it gets absorbed by an approaching cold front, but it will still bring some wind and rain to parts of Europe. This shows us that even areas that aren't technically in the tropics can still be paid a visit by tropical storms and sometimes hurricanes.

If you're wondering about the tropics closer to home, things look quiet across the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and most of the Atlantic Ocean.

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