The Tropics are heating up as we near peak season

- The Pacific hurricane season got underway quickly in April & May with several tropical systems developing by the middle of the summer and things haven’t let up.  But the Atlantic has been eerily quiet with just 3 named tropical systems until now.  Danny churns in the central Atlantic and became the season’s first Atlantic hurricane on Thursday.  Here are its current stats…

The problem with Danny though is it’s moving through a pretty treacherous environment for tropical systems with plenty of dry air and wind shear; one will kill its fuel source, the other will tear apart what’s already developed. 

That being said, heavy rain can be expected for much of Caribbean islands as it heads quickly westward and hits about every landmass along the way.  This may sound like a bad thing, but it’s actually quite the opposite.  Many of the islands are experiencing extremely dry conditions because of El Nino so some soaking rains would actually be beneficial.

Will have to continue to watch the tropical Atlantic as another tropical storm is likely to form in the next day or so and ANOTHER disturbance just rolled off the African continent and could become a tropical system by the weekend.

This sudden flurry activity is pretty normal as we are now heading through peak season…

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