Hurricane MarieAugust 22nd, 2014 at 2:25 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
As I write this…we have tropical storms Karina and Lowell. Both should eventually weaken as they head west, away from N. America. Tropical Depression 13-E will become Tropical Storm Marie and then Hurricane Marie. That storm will pass well south and southwest of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. In the Atlantic, we continue to monitor a depression which could intensity into a tropical storm as it heads west over Puerto Rico and Hispanola. The prime of the hurricane season is late August through September…still pretty quiet in the Atlantic.
Also, weak El Nino still on track - and remember, weak El Ninos can bring cold and/or snowy winters to Michigan and the Great Lakes states (1977-78). Warmer than average sea surface temperatures south of SE Alaska would argue for continued mean ridge in the west and trough in the East.