Tropical Atlantic Remains Quiet – For Now


Atlantic update: Strong upper-level winds have dissipated the low-potential disturbance we were watching yesterday, and are keeping things quiet across the tropics. However, long-range models are

Water Vapor Image of the Tropical Atlantic

Image showing strong upper winds over the tropical Atlantic as of 8/9/2013

suggesting the tropics may become more active toward the end of next week.

Generally speaking, the “real” Atlantic hurricane season runs from August 15th to October 30th. This is when we see the bulk of tropical storm and hurricane activity across the basin.


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