Tropical Storm Nadine has re-formed in the eastern Atlantic. Nadine is located more than 500 miles south of the Azores. The storm has sustained winds of 45 mph.
The NASA Global Hawk had been investigating Nadine earlier this week. The unmanned drone aircraft dropped weather instrumentation into the system. The data showed Nadine had reached tropical storm strength.
Fortunately, the impacts from Nadine will be minimal. The storm is not near any landmass, and it is nearly stationary. It will drift to the west very slowly over the next several days. However, atmospheric conditions will be favorable for slow strengthening. Nadine could become a hurricane later this week. Again, Nadine is not expected to impact land for at least the next five days.
For more information and additional graphics check out the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.
An unusually strong push of cool air for early September will move southward along the Atlantic Seaboard into the Labor Day weekend, before July-like heat returns by next week.
Strong thunderstorms will roll across the Upper Midwest while rain and strong winds roar through the Northwest this weekend.
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Nino.
After heat has dominated headlines this summer, cool air has finally taken control of the northern half of Europe with no signs of departing anytime soon.
Steering winds could take Ignacio, as a remnant storm, into the southeastern arm of Alaska or British Columbia during the middle days of next week.
While Tropical Storm Kevin will stay well away from Mexico, its moisture will still lead to an increase in showers and thunderstorms from Baja California to the Four Corners region of the United States.
Minneapolis, MN (1941)
Tornado - 5 dead - $450,000 damage.
Greatest natural disaster for Arizona. Rains in central Arizona caused rivers to rise 5-10 feet per hour, sweeping cars and buildings 30-40 feet downstream. Twenty-three lives were claimed by the floodwaters. This rain came from Tropical Storm Norma.
Los Angeles, CA (1988)
110 degrees -- all-time September record.