or, wot da bloody 'ell!
Fri Dec 30, 2:06 PM ET
MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean on Friday, a month after the official end of a record busy hurricane season but forecasters said the straggler storm did not threaten land. Zeta was the 27th named storm of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ended on November 30. At noon EDT (1700 GMT), Zeta was centered about 1,070 miles southwest of the Portuguese islands of the Azores and moving northwest near 8 mph (13 kph). It had top sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph) and could strengthen briefly before fizzling during the weekend, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
ALTHOUGH THE ATMOSPHERE SEEMS TO WANT TO DEVELOP TROPICAL STORMS AD NAUSEAM...THE CALENDAR WILL SHORTLY PUT AN END TO THE USE OF THE GREEK ALPHABET TO NAME THEM. FORECASTER FRANKLIN