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.
The tropical system should spin up today and track to the South Carolina coast by Saturday night.
The central Plains will have a significant outbreak of severe weather including large tornadoes. The tropical system will head toward the Southeast coast.
The Plains will have more active days of severe weather with the potential for tornadoes. The Southeast coast has a tropical threat this weekend.
The Plains will have severe weather the next several days with Thursday being the big day. Tropics may produce a storm that could impact the Southeast coast.
The Plains will have several days of severe weather including tornadoes. The tropics could heat up next week off the Southeast coast.
The storms will return to the High Plains and some will be severe this weekend.