Tropics Update – Hurricane Season

For updates: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

For a few days this week, it’s been quiet with no tropical storms or hurricanes in the Carribbean, Gulf of Mexico or eastern Atlantic. The most recent tropical activity was last week with Tropical Storm and Depression Erin moving away from the Cape Verde Islands and thousands of miles away from Florida and the United States. In the western Carribbean, a tropical system brought rain to some Gulf Coast states and Florida this past weekend.

According to NOAA, the Atlantic hurricane season is on track to be above normal. Hurricane researchers William Gray and Philip Klotzbach at Colorado State University have revised their forecast for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season to 14 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. A NOOA chart shows September 10th as the peak of hurricane season. Hurricane season runs through the end of November. In the Tampa Bay area, summer weather has returned to normal afternoon storms, some with severe weather warnings, heavy rainfall, isolated storm damage. Stay tuned to your local television stations and media websites.

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