Hurricane outlook in the Atlantic for June
BROWNSVILLE (NEWS CENTER 23) — There hasn't been a lot of rain fall in the Valley lately. We usually get our rain from the hurricanes that form in the Atlantic.
But it looks like for the rest of the month of June, we could continue to see that dry, summer like weather.
There were no tropical cyclones anywhere in the world on Friday, and none of the reliable models for forecasting tropical cyclone genesis in the Atlantic is predicting development over the coming five days.
There is a tropical disturbance off the east coast of Florida that radar out of Melbourne, Florida shows some spin to.
Good news is there are few signs of strong thunderstorms being produced off of that.
It looks like there will be strong winds over most of the tropical Atlantic the remainder of June, reducing the chances of tropical storms from forming.
With the active thunderstorm area predicted to remain over the Pacific Ocean the rest of June, this will favor dry, sinking air over the Atlantic, with will further discourage tropical storms from forming. This is excellent news for the east coast.
Since 1995, six of the nineteen years did not have a named storm develop in June.
Meteorologist Jeff Masters for weather underground, is predicting there is an 80% chance that 2014 will join that list.
Did you know: The most recent year without a June named storm developing was the El Niño year of 2009.
On the other hand, the highest number of named storms for the month is three, which occurred in 1936 and 1968. There were two June named storms in 2013, Andrea and Barry.