The Atlantic hurricane season has been a “no-show” so far this year, but get ready for an increase in activity over the next couple of weeks, if my crystal ball is correct.
While the predictions for the season have been downgraded recently, it still could turn quite active over the Tropical Atlantic from mid-August through early September. That is, after all, typically the most active part of hurricane season anyway, so this would be no surprise.
Sea surface temperatures have warmed considerably over the past couple of weeks, which should provide the breeding ground for some development. My guess is that we see our first named storm in a week or so. We’ll see.
Posted by Jim Duncan