With a little over a week to go in September, we have no signs indicating a tropical threat will come our way for the next 7-10 days. That gets us into October when cold fronts should start coming on a more frequent basis. I’m encouraged by the lack of activity during the peak of the season. Late season activity almost always is steered away from us as the westerlies dip farther south. I’m not ready to declare the 2016 Hurricane season is over for us, but it really looks like we will not have a storm that would require evacuations here. Worldwide, there are zero storms in the Pacific and only 2 in the Atlantic right now. Whatever the reason for this inactivity, let’s hope it continues.
Locally, Fall has arrived with no signs of cooler weather for at least a week. Carl Arredondo had a graphic tonight that showed since June, the last 4 months have been either the hottest or the 2nd hottest on record. That’s pretty telling for our long, hot summer. I have mentioned this in the past. Mother Nature often will go from one extreme to the other with little time in between. The Fall outlook is calling for the warmth to hang around over the Southeast, but my take is we could see some really cold air come December-February. After the last 4 months, even this hot weather geek won’t mind a cooldown. Stay tuned!