This is so very fitting for the incredible season that has been 2005... But we now have Tropical Storm Zeta! It won't pose a threat to much, but it's still quite astonishing given that we're about a month out of season. It's not uncommon for tropical activity to persist or maybe develop a week or two after the season, but I've never seen tropical cyclones in the Atlantic two days before the end of the year!
Originally posted by NHC
SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1100 AM EST FRI DEC 30 2005
SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES THAT AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE EASTERN ATLANTIC HAS DEVELOPED INTO A TROPICAL STORM ABOUT 1000 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES. A SPECIAL ADVISORY ON TROPICAL STORM ZETA IS IN PREPARATION AND WILL BE ISSUED IN AN HOUR OR SO.