Atlantic Hurricane Season to Get Active Again Soon

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, September 21, 2018
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The Atlantic Hurricane Season looks like it will soon be heating up again soon.

There are a couple areas of concern in the Atlantic.

First is a small area of showers and thunderstorms several hundred kilometers east of the Windward Islands. The combination of dry mid-level air and strong upper-level winds are expected to hinder any development of this disturbance while it moves westward.

A non-tropical area of low pressure with gale-force winds, located about 100 miles north-northeast of Bermuda, is moving southeastward at about 15 mph. The combination of dry air associated with a weakening frontal system and strong upper-level winds are expected to inhibit any significant development for the next couple of days.

Another non-tropical low pressure system is forecast to develop by Friday night over the central subtropical Atlantic Ocean midway between Bermuda and the Azores.  Conditions are expected to be conducive for the low to acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics, and a subtropical or tropical cyclone could form late this weekend or early next week while the low meanders over the central Atlantic Ocean.

Finally a tropical wave is moving off the coast of Guinea in western Africa. Some slow but gradual development of this system is possible during the next several days as the disturbance moves westward at 15 to 20 mph across the low latitudes of the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.

The Team

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