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Tropical Activity Heating Up

We’re heading into a more active time of the year for tropical season. Typically the months of August and September get more active and favorable for tropical development in the Atlantic and Pacific basins.

Tropical climatology

 

As of Saturday morning, there are 2 named tropical storms in the eastern Pacific, Hilary and Irwin plus one area of possible development. In the Atlantic, there are no named storms, but one area to keep an eye on over the next week.

Atlantic 5 day tropical outlook
Pacific Outlook

 

Both regions have gotten off to an active start with already four named storms in the Atlantic, and nine named storms in the Pacific…nearly a month ahead of schedule compared to an average year.

Tropical cyclone climatology for the Atlantic basin via National Hurricane Center

 

Tropical cyclone climatology for the Pacific basin via National Hurricane Center

 

Stay with WeatherNation as we continue to cover hurricane season 2017. We’ll keep you up to date on air and online with any storms brewing or that threaten the US and Caribbean.

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