Tropics to Stay Quiet?

The tropical Atlantic basin has been relatively quiet as of late, but are there are any signs of tropical activity increasing in the coming weeks?

The medium range computer models aren’t showing much in the way of tropical potential across the North Atlantic Ocean over the next week to 10 days. In fact, an experimental tropical cyclone probability model shows negative anomalies across much of the North Atlantic for the next four weeks. Assuming that this forecast is accurate, then we can expect a continuation of little to no tropical activity in the Atlantic.

The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is typically in mid-September, with activity starting to really pick up by late August. While there have been five named systems so far this season, it seems as if most forecasts were calling for more activity by now. (The majority of forecasts are expecting a very active hurricane season)

There’s still a long way to go in the season, which doesn’t end until November 30th, but I’m sure most residents along the East Coast would prefer if the tropics did stay quiet.

Click here for more information from the University at Albany.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s