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Back to school!… St. Louis flood… Protect our oceans from plastic! – 104.5 WOKV

Jacksonville, Florida – “Talking about the tropics with Mikeis updated daily during hurricane season. So far so good with our hurricane season so far, but we still have a long way to go. The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is not until September 10 and our average. the date of the first hurricane is not before August 11.

The number of tropical cyclones around the world is declining. Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) shows that each basin is below average. except for the NE Pacific. The chart below is through July 27 from CSU and Dr. Phil Klotzbach:

back to school is just around the corner! Most of SE Ga. is back in class the first week of August while NE Fl. follows soon after. It will still be summer because – well – it is always (!):

While July got wet for Jax/NE FL./SE Ga. – which is usually the case – drier conditions seem to set in from late July through at least the first week of August. A ridge of high pressure that dominated the Southeastern United States in June and helped Jacksonville set the driest June on record will be flexing its muscles again in early August. Around the edges of the high pressure area, fronts and upper atmospheric disturbances help produce clusters of thunderstorms. One such group – “formation” – developed along a locked front across Missouri eastward to the Ohio Valley, resulting in record rainfall for St. Louis on Tuesday, July 26 with up to a foot of rain in some areas in less than 12 hours creating major flooding. Info. & graphs below of the St. Louis NWS:

And help keep our oceans litter-free (they need a lot of help!). From the Guardian of the Waters of Matanzas:

(Photo courtesy Patrick Krechowski):