Tropical Update: Quiet returns to the Atlantic Basin

Tropical Update: Quiet returns to the Atlantic Basin

The Atlantic Basin including the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico has returned to a quiet state, at least for the time being.

Former Tropical Storm Don remains an open wave moving westward across the far-southern Caribbean toward Central America. The energy from this system will push ashore in Nicaragua or Costa Rica within the next 48 hours.

Invest 96-L has been declassified. This means that it is no longer an 'invest'. However, very disorganize shower and thunderstorm activity continues with this system has it pushes northwestward. No further organization is expected.

While data continues to suggest a – generally – quiet stretch of tropical weather for the next week or so, it is worth remembering that we are quickly approaching the busiest part of hurricane season.

Take this time to review your hurricane plan and supply kit. Does it need any adjustments? Do you need to restock? It's always better to fine-tune the process when there is no actual storm bearing down on your area.

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