Welcome to part 2 in my week-long series talking about all things Hurricane season. Yesterday we covered how tropical systems develop. Today we will talk about WHERE they develop.
When you go back 100 years or so, you'll find that most tropical development in June is located in the shaded blue area. This includes all of the Gulf of Mexico and the northwest section of the Caribbean Sea.
While there are two main tracks storms this early in the season usually take, the most common is track "B" up through Florida and out over the southeast coast. Why? There is usually high pressure situated off shore. You follow the flow of air around those high pressure systems and you'll find it goes clockwise. That flow guides these storms.
In tomorrow's blog we will take an in-depth look at how exactly we forecast these tropical beasts. As always - feel free to ask questions!