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Atlantic Tropics Start On A Relatively Quiet Note

1 Oct 2018, 2:58 pm

The month of October, usually the last big month for tropical activity in the Atlantic basin, is starting off on a quieter note – perhaps a good signal as the heart of the tropical season starts to wind down.

There are no ominous storms right now over the Atlantic or any areas of possible development that would appear to pose a threat to the United States or the Caribbean in the next few days, according to the National Hurricane Center’s official five-day outlook.

There is still one storm churning in the northern Atlantic: Leslie is out to sea as a Tropical Storm, and while it may strengthen some out there, it will stay well out to sea and be of no threat to land. Here’s a look at Leslie’s forecast track:

And of course in the eastern Pacific, Tropical Storm Rosa is bringing plenty of heavy rain to parts of the desert Southwest. For more on Rosa and its impacts on the Southwest, read this article from Meteorologist Mace Michaels.

That said, as we wrote last week, there are some possible indications that activity may pick up deeper into October. As always, be prepared for the possibility of a hurricane and make sure you know what to do.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the tropics.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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