No tropical storms on the horizon
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday, September 20, 2012 – Predictions by the respected Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science that the rest of this month would see below average storm activity appears right on track as, for the first time this season, there is no tropical storm churning across the Atlantic toward the Caribbean.
At the moment a tropical wave is entering the eastern Caribbean, bringing with it storm clusters but little chance of escalating into a tropical storm.
In the meantime, Tropical Storm Nadine, the 14th named system of the Atlantic hurricane season, continues on its east-northeastward and away from the United States and the Caribbean.
The system will be in the vicinity of the Azores within the next five days and the islands continue to monitor the progress of this system in preparation should the storm look like it is going to make a direct impact.
Back in the Atlantic, satellite imagery shows the next tropical wave emerging off the coast of Africa.