Tropical Formation In The Atlantic Now Likely
A broad area of disturbed weather about 900 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean is giving tropical forecasters reason for concern. Speculation now suggests that this area of disorganized storms is getting better organized and could become a tropical cyclone over the next few days.
Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center are giving this weather system an 80% probability of becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm over the next five days. The forecast track of the system is a bit problematic but as of now, forecasters are not suggesting there is a threat to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
There are 37 days left in Hurricane Season 2018 and should this system develop further and earn a name it would be called Oscar making it the 15th named storm of the season.
Speaking of the 2018 Hurricane Season experts now say that it has been the most powerful season on record when data from both the Atlantic and Pacific basins are included. This observation is based on the Accumulated Cyclone Energy index. This year's season has an ACE index of 432 compared to 1992's index of 372 which was the previous record.