Tropics Heating Up

Even though the Atlantic Hurricane season does not officially begin until June 1, the tropics are already heating up with the National Hurricane Center monitoring a disturbance off the eastern coast of Florida. Currently, an area of low pressure is situated between Miami, FL and the Bahamas and this low has triggered showers and thunderstorms […]

Subtropical Storm Fay

We don’t often hear the term subtropical storm, but today the National Hurricane Center issued an advisory for subtropical storm Fay in the Atlantic Ocean. A subtropical storm describes a storm system that is a hybrid between a mid-latitude cyclone and tropical low pressure system. Subtropical Storm Fay is currently located 790 miles south of […]

What’s Going On In The Tropics?

It’s been awhile since our last look at the tropics and not much has changed. The Atlantic remains relatively quiet for now,  and in the latest update from the National Hurricane Center there are no hurricanes, tropical storms or depressions. There are two areas in the Atlantic Ocean the NHC will be monitoring for further […]

Atlantic Tropical Disturbance

As previously mentioned, the tropics are heating up once again. An Atlantic tropical disturbance has been noted in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, and is beginning to become a bit better organized. The National Hurricane Center gives the disturbance a 70% chance of forming into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours. “A Hurricane Hunter […]

Tropical Update

Taking a look at the tropics, all eyes continue to monitor the weak disturbance in the Atlantic. This area of low pressure, otherwise known as Invest 93L has been on the verge of becoming a tropical depression over the past 24 hours but has struggled to do so. The center of the low is currently located 1000 […]

Tropical Depression Forms in the Atlantic Ocean

The National Hurricane Center has been keeping a close eye on a tropical disturbance way out over the Atlantic Ocean today. The area of low pressure is currently around 1250 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and has been showing signs of better organization throughout the day. This area of low pressure has just become […]

Tropical Storm Arthur Is Here

We have been watching Invest 91L pretty closely over the past few days, and this morning this low was able to strengthen into the first named Tropical Storm of the Atlantic hurricane season…Tropical Storm Arthur.  This occurred soon after 91L was upgraded to a Tropical Depression last night. A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for […]