Weather: Tropical Storm Nigel has been spinning away in the Central Atlantic with the maximum sustained winds. The winds stood near 100mph as per the weather advisory.
Nigel is a fairly good looking hurricane, with an annular appearance, and a large 50 mile wide eye surrounded by cold cloud tops. It’s got a little more time to intensify, and could become our 4th Major Hurricane of the season if it can crack 115mph. At any rate, Nigel is absolutely no threat to land, Bermuda nor the US.
The NHC also tracks two areas of interest on their 7 day outlook map.
- (Yellow) Near the coast of Florida, a stalled frontal boundary should begin to spin off some low pressure over the next few days. As this system moves northward towards the Carolinas, some tropical development is possible. Eventually, the system is likely to move inland over NC or the Mid-Atlantic states. Folks up there should expect gusty winds, heavy rain, and elevated surf rather it gets named or not.
- (Red) The NHC tracks a strong tropical wave moving off Africa with a good shot to develop later this week or early this weekend. This wave should run along to the west for the next several days after that. Eventually it will begin to recurve. Like Lee and Nigel, the question will be when. The Caribbean islands and Bermuda should monitor. But for now, it appears an unlikely threat to the US.
Finally, not specifically mentioned, but there’s some rumblings of Western Caribbean activity via Pacific cross-over next week perhaps. May just be intra-seasonal noise on the models, but the GFS has consistently shown some sort of issue down there in the long term.
The Caribbean region is vulnerable to the climate change due to its location. The impacts of the hurricanes has always remained drastic for the countries. For instance, Dominica has been devastated by Hurricane Maria and caused the lost of the entire infrastructure.
The Hurricane Season is recognized in the region in which the preparations have been made to combat its impact.