First named storm forms in Atlantic after nearly two months

After a quiet August, Tropical Storm Danielle has formed in the Atlantic on Sept. 1.

Danielle is the first named storm in the Atlantic Basin since July. It is forcasted to become a hurricane. The storm is located in the North Atlantic and is moving east at 2 mph.

The storm isn’t a threat to land as it drifts the next few days before moving toward the northeast, according to The Weather Channel.

Danielle was the first named storm in the Atlantic since Colin on July 3. The Atlantic hurricane season didn’t produce a storm in August for the first time since 1997.

The Atlantic hurricane season didn’t produce a single storm in August for the first time in 25 years.

In 1997 an El Niño rapidly developed into one of the strongest on record by fall, according to The Weather Channel. El Niños often produce increased sinking air and wind shear in parts of the Atlantic Basin, which lead to fewer tropical storms and hurricanes.

Disturbance near Caribbean

The National Weather Service indicated a tropical disturbance near the Caribbean has a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next two days.

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