Eastern Pacific Ocean gives birth to Tropical Storm Ivo

Eastern Pacific Ocean gives birth to Tropical Storm Ivo

Even in lieu of landfall, as Ivo becomes stronger, winds and seas will build along part of the west coast of Mexico. The system is likely to maintain tropical storm strength during that time.

Tropical Storm Chantal formed late Tuesday night, and is projected to spin around the north Atlantic Ocean as the weekend approaches. Some of the reliable forecast models are developing a tropical wave in the Western Gulf by the end of the week. Chantal is forecast to slow further and turn southward on Friday. Chantal had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 kph) and was heading east-southeast at 18 miles per hour (30 kph).

- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has increased the likelihood that a system near Florida develops.

According to The Weather Channel, Tropical Storm Chantal is not a threat to any land areas.

Despite signs last week that the tropics might be waking, dry Saharan air in the Atlantic basin has continued to throttle development.

Acting NOAA administrator, Neil Jacobs, Ph.D, said: "NOAA will continue to deliver the information that the public depends on before, during and after any storms throughout the hurricane season". "One or two of those later would become hurricanes, with one becoming at least Category 3 intensity in a typical August". "Though still early, tropical activity is running ~30% of normal (to date) across the Atlantic". "Throughout hurricane season, dedicated NOAA staff will remain on alert for any danger to American lives and communities". Dorian is the next name on the list!

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