Tropical Season Past The Peak
It only takes one hurricane to make any hurricane season a bad one. So far this season has seen five named systems. So far, none of those systems has caused much damage to interests along and around the Gulf of Mexico. The better news is that we are officially on the downside of the peak of the hurricane season.
While that is a reason to breathe easier, those of you who have been in Acadiana for a while remember some late September and early October storms that have done more than their fair share of damage. You might remember Rita or Lili from a few years ago.
While we are past the main peak in tropical activity, there is another mini-peak that occurs in Mid-October. Granted, that spike is not nearly as ominous as the big peak that occurs on September 10th.
The tropical outlook for the next few days is very quiet. There are no systems that are being scrutinized and no development is expected in the Atlantic Basin for at least the next 48 hours. Let's hope the final months of hurricane season will be like the first few months of hurricane season, very quiet.