Nadine forms in central Atlantic; won’t be of any concern except to shipping lanes

TS Nadine is the 14th Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

TS Nadine is the 14th Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

We are now up to 14 named storms for the season as the large tropical wave that emerged from Africa a few days ago is now TS Nadine. Top winds are 40 mph and it is expected to become a hurricane over the next few days.

There is no reason to worry about Nadine as it will likely never get past 50W longitude due to the abnormally weak subtropical ridge that has seemingly been in place for the past four years. This absence of deep layer ridging has kept a majority of the hurricanes that have formed far away from the U.S. and other land masses in the western Atlantic Basin. The only issue Nadine will pose is to shipping lanes. We might see an increase in swells along the East Coast and Bermuda if Nadine grows strong enough and large enough. We’ll just have to wait and see about that.

The rest of the Atlantic is nice and quiet and I see no threats to land over the next five to seven days.

Large Area of Disturbed Weather in the East Pacific off the Coast of Mexico

Large Area of Disturbed Weather in the East Pacific off the Coast of Mexico

In the eastern Pacific, there is a large area of disturbed weather just off the coast of Mexico that has a good shot at becoming a tropical depression soon. It should move generally west-northwest and away from Mexico.

I will have more here tomorrow as we look in to the latter half of the season and what to look for in the weeks ahead.

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