Saharan dust helping to keep tropics quiet

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — After a busy stretch of days with Hurricane Elsa last week, not much activity at all is expected in the tropics this week. The quiet conditions are thanks in part to a renewed batch of Saharan dust moving across the Atlantic. There’s only one area in the Atlantic Basin currently being … Read more

Tracking the Tropics: How accurate are hurricane season forecasts?

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The second week of the 2021 hurricane season is underway and the National Hurricane Center is already monitoring another area for possible tropical development. The area currently being watched is in the southwestern Caribbean Sea near Central America. The NHC has dropped the chance for development down to 10% over the … Read more