What would you expect on July in North Atlantic

By: Tropicsweatherpr , 11:26 PM GMT on June 30, 2012

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I am creating this blog to post what a normal July can bring to the tropics in the North Atlantic Basin. Let's see what occurs in July 2012.





Formation areas/storm tracks
Compared to June, named storms spread out into more real estate in July.

The Gulf of Mexico remains relatively active in July, though the western Caribbean Sea steps down a bit. Of course, storms that do form in the Gulf have "no way out", meaning they must make landfall somewhere along the U.S. or Mexican Gulf Coast.

TWC Hurricane Specialist, Bryan Norcross (Become a fan on Facebook) says two factors limit the number of July Atlantic tropical cyclones.

"Cold fronts, one of the 'seeds' of a tropical cyclone, are much less likely to reach the tropics in July vs. June. At the same time, water temperatures have not yet reached their peak."

Development can also occur from north of Puerto Rico to the Bahamas to Bermuda. The typical track would take most of these tropical cyclones away from the East Coast of the U.S., but remember, that's just an "average". At times, these storms can linger off the East Coast, churning up high surf leading to beach erosion and rip currents.

An area that "emerges", if you will, in July is near the Windward Islands, as tropical waves originating in Africa may begin to develop, in earnest.

"The tropical waves coming off of western Africa every 2-4 days are a little better defined than in June, says TWC Hurricane Expert, Dr. Rick Knabb. "That's one reason why we start to look farther east for development in July."

That said, the primary season for long-track tropical cyclones from the eastern Atlantic, known as "Cape Verde" storms, is in August and September."

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8. Tropicsweatherpr
3:26 AM GMT on July 23, 2012
July is now in it's final days and still nothing looks like it may develop so the month will go blank.
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7. Tropicsweatherpr
1:47 PM GMT on July 14, 2012
Well,so far July 2012 has behaved as it sould be when is normal. Let's see how the rest of the month do.
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6. Tropicsweatherpr
3:01 PM GMT on July 04, 2012
Quoting VirginIslandsVisitor:
Thanks for the info, TWPR.

It's always interesting reading what both you and Nigel have to say!

Lindy


Thanks for the words. Both of us have Caribbean blogs where you can follow what is going on weatherwise in the islands.
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5. VirginIslandsVisitor
1:39 PM GMT on July 04, 2012
Thanks for the info, TWPR.

It's always interesting reading what both you and Nigel have to say!

Lindy
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4. Tropicsweatherpr
4:48 PM GMT on July 01, 2012
Quoting nigel20:
Thanks Tropics!


Let's see what July brings to the Caribbean Basin.
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3. nigel20
4:35 PM GMT on July 01, 2012
Thanks Tropics!
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2. Tropicsweatherpr
11:38 PM GMT on June 30, 2012
Quoting weatherh98:
TWC Hurricane Expert, Dr. Rick Knabb

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good blog thanks


That article is from last year,but I posted it as it talks about July in general terms of what is normal.
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1. weatherh98
11:34 PM GMT on June 30, 2012
TWC Hurricane Expert, Dr. Rick Knabb

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good blog thanks
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