Talking the Tropics With Mike: Last day of the Atlantic hurricane season!

Talking the Tropics With Mike: Last day of the Atlantic hurricane season!

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** No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas  **  "Talking the Tropics With Mike" will resume with daily updates on June 1st.

Some "disturbed" weather is over the Eastern Atlantic about midway between the Caribbean & Africa.  Shear is strong & no significant development is expected.

Quiet Caribbean & SE Gulf this season:

Atlantic dust:

2019 names..... "Tanya" is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:

East Atlantic:

Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment:

The Atlantic Basin:

Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air):

Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean:

Sea surface temp. anomalies:

SE U.S. surface map:

Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic:

Surface analysis of the Gulf:

Caribbean:

Global tropical activity:

Typhoon Kammuri will affect the Philippines early next week: