Atlantic hurricane activity slows as season continues


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The Atlantic has been calm as the United States enters what is usually the busiest part of hurricane season.

So far, only three named storms – Alex, Bonnie Colin – have formed, and all storms have remained relatively weak.

None of them reached the 75 mph threshold for hurricane status.

According to Fox Weather, more than two months into the season, the basin has produced four named storms and at least one hurricane.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MONITORING TROPICAL WAVES IN THE CARIBBEAN AND ATLANTIC

Generally, in a La Niña cycle, the Atlantic has no problem producing multiple cyclones.

The climate pattern – which has the opposite effect of El Niño – has resulted in some of the busiest years on record for the basin.

FILE – Nathan Fabre checks his home and boat destroyed by Hurricane Ida, Sept. 5, 2021, in Lafitte, Louisiana. “We lost everything,” Fabre said of the destruction of his home. Federal weather forecasters said Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, that this hurricane season may not be as busy as they initially thought, but is still expected to be more active than normal.
(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Still, Fox Weather hurricane expert Bryan Norcross said the season could change on a dime, pointing to August 20 as the date of hurricane season “that tends to really start.”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-average season, marking the seventh consecutive above-average season.

ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON: FORECAST CALLS FOR 17 NAMED STORMS REMAINING IN 2022

In July, forecasters at Colorado State University predicted that 17 more tropical cyclones could develop.

In a previous forecast in June, the school predicted a total of 20 named storms, including 10 hurricanes.

The climatological peak is September 10.

Hurricane season ends on November 30.

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The National Hurricane Center said a weak area of ​​low pressure over the northwest Gulf of Mexico was producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity.

The system will move inland in South Texas on Sunday


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