6pm 10-19-17: All quiet in the tropics
There are no disturbances in the tropics right now and none are expected to form or develop over the next 5 days.
There are less than 6 weeks left in the hurricane season, but I often breathe a little easier from here on out. Since 1851, only ONE other hurricane has ever hit the Grand Strand after October 15th. That was a category 2 hurricane that made landfall near Garden City on Halloween. Winds were estimated to be near 95 mph!