1pm 11-05-17: Disturbance in Atlantic may become next named storm of the season

Tropical Disturbance

A disturbance is in the middle of the Atlantic has a high chance (70%) of development over the next 5 days. The area of low pressure is located about a 800 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. The system is showing organization and conditions look to be marginally conducive for formation as it moves northward. It's absolutely no threat to the United States, but of course we're always watching the tropics.

Thankfully, we're in the final month of the hurricane season! It's a season no one will ever forget. While I never completely write off the hurricane season at this point in time, we certainly have history on our side. Since 1851, no hurricane has made landfall on the South Carolina coast in the month of November. In fact, over the last 165 years, only 3 hurricanes have ever made landfall in the U.S. The last was Hurricane Kate in 1985.

While we're counting our blessings along the Carolina coast, it's been a truly horrible season for other parts of the country and islands of the Atlantic ocean and Caribbean sea.

I can't wait to put this hurricane season behind us.

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