Archive for September 8, 2013

WILL A TROPICAL WAVE IN THE EASTERN NORTH ATLANTIC BECOME THE FIRST ATLANTIC HURRICANE OF THE SEASON?… AFTER A WARM SUNDAY, A COOL DOWN IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY

As the headline states, there is a possibility that we may see our first hurricane develop in this remarkably quiet season sometime later in the week if everything works out for this system. While other systems have not been able to overcome the strong winds, dry air, and Saharan dust, this disturbance is further south and may be able to avoid the hostile conditions that have plagued the Atlantic this year. Of course, nothing is certain at this time, but there are differences with this system that may make this one develop. However, even if it does become a formidable storm, the next question is… Can it make it all the way across the Atlantic, or will it get steered north harmlessly out into the northern Atlantic? It’s way too early to say right now. The climatological average peak of hurricane season is September 10th. We’re also in the Cape Verde season, when we are most likely to see a storm develop in the Eastern Atlantic. Speaking of the Cape Verde Islands, the aforementioned system should bring some strong winds and heavy rain to the islands. Is this a sign that the season is about to become more active? Only time will tell… Now to our weather: Sunday will be a warm day but it looks like humidity levels will be tolerable. A cold front moving down from the north will make Monday a much different day weather wise. Northeast to East winds will make Monday a cooler day with probably more clouds. A light shower or even a period of light rain is also possible, but not very likely. Then, dry weather should prevail until we get to late Thursday. Another significant cool down seems likely next weekend.

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