Ghost of Hurricane Franklin alive in Pacific, will it get a new name?

Hurricane Franklin died over the rugged mountains of mainland Mexico after making landfall as a Category 1 storm Thursday, but it has been revived in the Pacific with a 90 percent chance of development.

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If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be named Jova – the 10th named storm in the Pacific following Irwin.

Jova is pronounced HO-vah.

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“Since Franklin did not survive the crossing of Mexico as an identifiable tropical cyclone, the new storm would get a new Eastern Pacific name,” said Bob Henson, a meteorologist and blogger with Weather Underground. “Any potential Tropical Storm Jova will encounter a less conducive atmosphere for development, and it is unlikely that we will see a Hurricane Jova.”

Jonathan Erdman, a hurricane expert with The Weather Company, said a similar scenario happened in 2016 when Hurricane Earl made landfall in Belize on Aug. 4.

“Less than 24 hours after Earl dissipated, what would later become Tropical Storm Javier formed partially from the remnants of Earl,” Erdman wrote.

Erdman’s research shows the same thing has happened about a dozen times in the past, so it’s not entirely unusual.

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