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Aug
19
2013

Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Atlantic / Caribbean / Gulf of Mexico

There are no active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3 hour precipitation accumulation

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3 hour precipitation accumulation

There are no active tropical cyclones in this region of the world’s tropical oceans. Interestingly enough, and despite this being a typically active part of the summer hurricane season…none of the weather models are suggesting that we’ll see any tropical cyclones becoming active during the next week.

Summarizing the hurricane season thus far, we’ve had five tropical storms, which turns out to be more than the average. Typically the 5th named storm doesn’t arrive until the 31st of August. At the same time, we’re well behind the average for the arrival of our first hurricane of the season…which usually occurs by the 10th of August. The second hurricane of the season on average arrives by the 28th of August.

Here’s a graph showing the peak of season dates – for hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC…CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO…

NHC graphical Tropical Weather Outlook Map

Atlantic Ocean

There are no active tropical cyclones

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS

NOAA satellite image of the Atlantic

Caribbean Sea

There are no active tropical cyclones

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS

NOAA satellite image of the Caribbean Sea

Gulf of Mexico

There are no active tropical cyclones

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS

Latest satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico