The Atlantic and Central Pacific 2018 Hurricane seasons draw to a close on November 30. And while it appeared for some time that Patty could form in the Atlantic last week, the system never materialized. And it is likely even if a tropical cyclone were to form in either basin, it would not impact the United States over the next and final 10 days of the hurricane season.
While it’s been a very busy one in both basins, with Michael and Florence in the Atlantic, and Lane and Olivia in the Central Pacific, neither the National Hurricane Center in Miami nor the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu expect any tropical cyclone formation over the next five days. While extended computer forecast guidance does suggest some tropical activity is possible in each basin, weather patterns in place over Hawaii and the Continental U.S. should protect them from even that remote chance of tropical cyclone formation. In reviewing the pattern established throughout the U.S., it is extremely unlikely that any tropical storm or hurricane would impact America this season.
Sometimes, tropical storms and hurricanes do form outside of the season which runs from June 1 through the end of November in both the Central Pacific and Atlantic Hurricane Basins. As such, people should always keep an eye on things there should something form. While there’s always that slight risk in the off-season, most people can give a sigh of relief until it’s time to prepare for the 2019 Hurricane Season next year.