October does not mean it’s over

The calendar says it’s early October which means fall weather, football and MLB playoff time. It does not, however, say that hurricane season is over; quite the contrary – we have quite a bit going on.

In the Atlantic, hurricane Leslie continues to spin out in the middle of the open ocean adding to the ACE score for the season. It will not directly impact land although swells and high seas generated could impact places such as Bermuda and perhaps the Canadian Maritimes.

Our next area to monitor closely will be the Gulf of Mexico as a large and broad area of low pressure, also called a gyre, slowly organizes as it moves north from the western Caribbean Sea. The NHC gives it a 40% chance of developing as we get in to next week. It’s something to watch for sure.

Meanwhile, in the east Pacific, hurricane Sergio will likely turn back towards the north and east with time and could pose a flood risk to the Baja, northern Mexico and eventually the SW USA. This is more than a week out but it certainly bears watching.

I cover these topics and more in my most recent video discussion posted below.

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Greetings! I am Mark Sudduth, the founder and editor of HurricaneTrack.com. The site began in 1999 as a way to post info concerning tropical storms and hurricanes for any interested visitors. Little did I know how big it would become in the years since. Now, we have millions of visitors from all over the world who have come to rely on the site as a no non-sense, tell it like it is resource for all things hurricane related. We are supported by a combination of corporate sponsors and our loyal Client Services members who subscribe to premium content on our sister site, premium.hurricanetrack.com. I am married with six energetic and intelligent children and live in southeast North Carolina. I graduated UNC-Wilmington in 1995 with a BA in Geography and have studied the effects of hurricanes on our society ever since.

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