A quiet August turned into a busier September as two named cyclones moved across the Atlantic.
Daniel orbits harmlessly over the North Atlantic, nearly 1,000 miles from the nearest land mass.
The cyclone weakened into a tropical storm on Saturday but is expected to strengthen slightly over the next few days.
Daniel is predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane as it regains strength on Sunday and moves slowly northeast in its general European direction.
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Tropical Storm Earl formed in the eastern Caribbean on Friday night after battling hostile upper winds and dry air for several days.
The cyclone will have wind speeds of about 50 mph and will be gusty and expected to intensify during the week of Labor Day.
In its current direction, the cyclone is expected to remain north of the Caribbean islands, but more rain and swells are possible over the weekend.
The National Hurricane Center expects Earl to react to the ridge’s weakness and turn further north in the next few days.
If you turn right, the cyclone is quite east of the southeast and you can safely go out to sea.
All major computer models agree that the cyclone will remain a concern for sailors, but it could approach Bermuda later in the week.
Tropical Storm Javier swirls across the Pacific
The Eastern Pacific is once again bustling with tropical activity after a few weeks of hiatus caused by Tropical Storm Javier.
Javier was about 185 miles off the coast of the Baja California peninsula Friday night with sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.
The tropical storm is projected to intensify a bit, but will remain a tropical storm as it eventually turns west and out into the Pacific Ocean.
Although the storm is not expected to approach land, life-threatening and dangerous swells and rip currents are likely along the central and southern Baja California peninsula. The area can receive 1-2 inches of rain, with lone amounts reaching 4 inches.