After a lull in activity, the tropics are trying to once again come alive south of Mexico.
The area of low pressure being monitored by the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center is located about 650 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.
The low is showing signs that it is attempting to organize into a tropical depression as it churns over the warm waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean.
However, time and disruptive wind shear (strong winds above the surface) are working against the low.
Since the wind shear is not strong enough to totally rip apart the low, the window of opportunity is still open for the low to overcome the wind shear and develop into a tropical depression.
That window will close Monday as the wind shear increases. Even if a depression takes shape tonight or early Monday, the strengthening wind shear will quickly bring out the depression's demise.
Regardless of whether or not a depression forms, the low is churning westward over the open waters of the eastern Pacific with only shipping interests in its path.
The formation of a depression in the eastern Pacific would be the first organized tropical system since Hurricane Bud roamed the waters off the southern Mexican coast in late May.
The Atlantic Basin, meanwhile, remains free of tropical systems with strong wind shear also in place.
Residents from McPherson, Kansas, to Norman, Oklahoma, told the USGS that they felt the earthquake, according to the USGS website.
A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come.
Another round of rain will move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to new localized flooding issues.
After a period of above-average temperatures across the Northeast for much of this week, a return to more fall-like conditions will be in store this weekend.
A strengthening storm system will bring the threat for flooding, mudslides and severe thunderstorms to areas from Italy into the Balkans later Friday into the weekend.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
New England (1925)
Widespread early snow in New England -- 24" northern VT and NH -- highways blocked on weekend-- football played in deep snow.
Early season snowfall dropped up to 12" on Webster County, WV; 9" at Staunton, VA; 1" at Dulles Airport, 0.3" in Washington, DC and 2.1" at Philadelphia. Whitened the ground throughout MD, Northern VA, Eastern WV, Eastern PA, NJ, NY and S. New England. Philadelphia broke 84 year low temperature record in mid-afternoon. Snow as far south as Richmond, VA (earliest on record). World Series Game in Baltimore postponed.
St.Augustine, FL (1989)
16.08" of rain fell.