1. Notice the table below. We are actually above normal by one storm in regards to the named storms but below normal in regards to hurricanes. Keep in mind, we have two months left in the season and anything can happen. Sandy was late October, and that was one of the biggest storms in recent years.
2. Active day for severe storms in the Northwest today. Hail and damaging winds will be associated with the storms that develop. I did get an email from a blog reader regarding the Apple harvest... read below....
I am sure you are aware that well over 100 million bushels of apples and pears are growing and being harvested right now in the Columbia River Valley in eastern Washington. Widespread hail there could be of major importance to Eastern apple growers with a bumper crop after last year's freeze out.
Coastal storm will bring heavy rains and street flooding for the Northeast. Ana is still out there and will head into the Pac Nw next week.
The tropics could certainly be the main focus late in the weekend into early next week. Coastal storm will bring rain and wind.
Coastal storm will bring rain to the Northeast and maybe some wet snow over the hills. More rain for the Pac NW. development slow in the Gulf.
The tropics remain the big problem in the weather. Ana could hit the Pacific Northwest, Gonzalo will hit Europe, and development may occur in the Gulf.
Bermuda will get hit hard today by Gonzalo while in the Pacific, Ana will go south of Hawaii with only minimal impacts.
Heavy rains will affect the Northeast...Ana will bring some impacts to Hawaii...Gonzalo will be a disaster to Bermuda.