Rabbit watch for the tropical Atlantic

Monday 5th November 2018

Strong frontal systems are entering the Gulf of Mexico from the north and crossing the eastern seaboard from the west while the convergence zone production line seems to have ground to a halt. This normally heralds the end of the storm season, but this has by no means been a normal season. 6 of this year's storms developed from non-tropical disturbances and conditions in the central Atlantic are still capable of pulling a rabbit from the hat. We will need to see water temperatures drop a fraction more before we can ring down Finished With Engines, I'm afraid. Perhaps another week, maybe longer.

Stand easy.