Good News Out of the Tropics – Gulf Threat Dissipates
Since before Hurricane Season 2020 officially got underway we have been telling you about tropical weather and developing threats that could affect you and your family. I am very relieved to tell you that for the first time in quite a while there appears to be no particular threat of tropical development for the Gulf of Mexico, at least for the next five days.
Here's what the National Hurricane Center's official 5-Day Tropical Weather Outlook says:
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 AM EDT Wed Oct 21 2020 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently upgraded Hurricane Epsilon, located over the central Atlantic several hundred miles east-southeast of Bermuda. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Berg NNNN
Okay, sure there is Hurricane Epsilon that is currently spinning up trouble southeast of Bermuda but that system is forecast to remain out to sea. The key line in the outlook is the one that says "Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days". You might recall there was an area of concern being monitored for development in the southwest Caribbean Sea over the past few days. That threat has dissipated.
No, I wish I could tell you that we were done with Hurricane Season but officially we aren't. We won't be until the end of November. But, history tells us that this is the time of the year when even the most active of tropical seasons begins to wane.
In fact, over the next ten days or so here in South Louisiana we can expect more fall-like temperatures to become the norm as a cold front is expected to move through the area next week. This should mean cool crisp mornings and delightfully pleasant afternoons.
Finally, a bit of a break from a tropical season that will certainly go down in history here along the northern Gulf Coast.