North Atlantic Tropical Activity Blossoming as August Ends

As August draws to a close, the North Atlantic Basin is witnessing increased tropical activity. This is consistent with the climatological peak of hurricane season. As of 11am Tuesday morning, two tropical cyclones exist in the North Atlantic: Tropical Storm Dorian and Tropical Depression Six.

At the time of this writing, Dorian had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was located near the Lesser Antilles. Dorian is expected to strengthen to either a strong tropical storm or a category 1 hurricane, potentially making landfall in either western Puerto Rico and/or the eastern Dominican Republic. Later, the system may impact the Bahamas and possibly Florida, but exact details are still uncertain at this time.

Source: National Hurricane Center

Source: National Hurricane Center

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Six was located between North Carolina and Bermuda, but is not expected to directly impact either location. It is expected to become Tropical Storm Erin by Wednesday and may affect Newfoundland as a post-tropical cyclone by the weekend.

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