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Tropics Remain Quiet as Calendar Flips to November

After an active September and early October in the Atlantic’s tropical season, the tropics have calmed down considerably into the start of November, and the current calmer trend looks to hold into the final month of hurricane season.

A calm weather pattern has settled in across the tropical Atlantic, as tends to be the case in the mid-to-late portion of autumn. While tropical development can and has occurred during the final month of hurricane season (in the Atlantic, it ends on November 30th), November tends to be calm. Hurricanes Kate (1985) and Lenny (1999) are two of the more notable November hurricanes on record.

Late season tropical development usually occurs in the western Caribbean, where sea-surface temperatures stay the warmest the longest. Warmer sea-surface temperatures aid tropical development, along with a string of other factors.

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) outlook did not have any potential areas for development in the Atlantic basin as of Monday night.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the tropics.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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