Suddenly Kate…!


Don’t look now, but there’s a new tropical storm in the Atlantic! Remember, the season goes until the end of November and in most years, there is usually some lone storm that forms. This year, its Kate, which formed rather suddenly just north of the Bahamas on Monday. There had been some hints from long range models that low pressure might organize in this area. However, those same models also kept the system well away from any land impacts. That’s likely why you may not have heard about it.

Kate is currently not expected to strengthen to become a hurricane, even thought water temperatures near it are quite high.Upper-level winds will quickly move Kate northeastward into the Atlantic. A trough of low pressure associated with a cold front that’s been keeping the Southeast soggy will keep Kate from being a U.S. concern.

Here is the latest track from the National Hurricane Center:


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