Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tropics Turn Active Again

While we have been experiencing some fall chill, the tropics continue to be on the active side.  The Atlantic hurricane season runs through the end of November, so this is not unusual.

Tomas formed Friday afternoon in the Atlantic, and became a hurricane at 11 am Saturday.  It tracked through the Leeward and Windward islands, and is now in the Caribbean Sea.  Tomas could make a direct hit on Jamaica in a few days a major hurricane.

Shary formed Thursday evening and became a hurricane early Saturday morning.  It is located in the Atlantic, way to the northeast of Bermuda, and will continue tracking eastward.  It will pose no threat to any land in the next few days, but will affect shipping channels leading to Europe.

More information can be found on both storms in the WTOL Hurricane Tracker and at the National Hurricane Center.