Tropics Remain Quiet

By: WITN Weather
By: WITN Weather

The tropical season has begun but so far there has been little to talk about.

The tropical season is well underway but there is no hint of a storm at this time.  We usually see a named tropical system approximately every other year in the month of June.  June shows the least amount of tropical storms of all the six months of the tropical season.  Although it is not unusual to go through the entire month of June without a storm, we typically see a June system when El Nino develops in the Pacific Ocean.  El Nino is a warming of the equatorial eastern Pacific and it has been developing in May and June.  The good news about El Nino is that it typically shuts down the tropical season early in the fall.  Right now the estimate is for about 10 named storms this year with a clustering around August and early September.  For now let's enjoy the tranquility of the ocean.

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