Saturday, August 14, 2010

Where are those tropical storms?

Not that I'm complaining.

Andy Johnson, meteorologist at the Fox TV affiliate in Tampa points out that there have only been 15 named storms in the entire Northern Hemisphere so far this year and it's the lowest number of tropical cyclones to date since reliable records began in 1948. 

Dry air in the Atlantic seems to be the culprit coupled with the record heat wave in Russia.  Good news for now, but we are only 1/3 of the way through the season and coming into the peak of the season.  Andy says that long range models show things may pick up at the end of August