Atlantic Basin All Quiet

9/22/2014 9:45:13 AM

Despite what should be an active part of the hurricane season, it remains quiet across the Atlantic.

Across the western North Atlantic, there is an area of low pressure just offshore, east of England. However, this storm is not tropical in nature and no development is expected. This storm will race across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland tonight. Although not tropical, the storm will bring high winds to Nova Scotia.

Otherwise, there is very little to talk about across the Atlantic. Dry air continues to be a strong inhibitor for development of tropical waves coming off the African Coast in the eastern Atlantic. While there will be a few waves that come off the African coast in the coming days, there is virtually no chance of development. Still there is a string of tropical waves stretching across the southern North Atlantic Basin from the Caribbean Sea in the west to near the Azores in the east.

Through the course of the upcoming week, pressure will lower off the Carolina coast southwestward into the eastern Gulf of Mexico as high pressure builds and then sits over the Northeast. Water temperatures are generally in the middle to upper 80s with light to modest wind shear expected during the week. While tropical development is not expected, this region will have to be monitored later in the upcoming week for some possible organization to the expected showers and storms; however, proximity to the Southeast coast will limit how organized any feature will get. Regardless, tropical cyclones can quickly develop this time of year, so all areas will be monitored closely.

By AccuWeather Meteorologist Mike Leseney

2014 Atlantic Storms

Arthur Bertha Cristobal Dolly Edouard Fay
Gonzalo Hanna Isaias Josephine Kyle Laura
Marco Nana Omar Paulette Rene Sally
Teddy Vicky Wilfred

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National Hurricane Center Outlook

NHC Atlantic Activity

ABNT20 KNHC 220531

200 AM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

Forecaster Cangialosi

Tropical Depression Polo is located at 22.5 N, -113.8 W with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, gusting to 45 mph more >

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