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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

What happened to hurricane season?

The Atlantic hurricane Season has been underway officially for about two and a half months.

While this season is expected to be above average, there have only been three storms so far. The last storm was Tropical Storm Colin, which dissipated on July 3.

There is a tropical wave currently located over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Some gradual development of this system is possible but likely not over the next five days at least.

There is a lot of Saharan dust currently over the Atlantic which would hinder any storms. Water temperatures are around 29 to 30 degrees over the open Atlantic ocean off the coast of Florida to Africa which is warm enough for a storm to form.

There is the potential we could see some more activity as we head into next week mid-way across the Atlantic Ocean.

Climatologically, the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is on September 10.

The next named storm, whenever or wherever it forms in the Atlantic will be Danielle. The Atlantic Hurricane Season ends on November 30.


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