Colleagues, This is mainly to let you know that I have been diligently watching the tropical weather both using my resources and those of the Central Meteorological Bureau, here in Beijing. The topics are simply unusually quiet this week. There is an area south of Cuba heading at about 20 mph toward Central America, south of Mexico. It MIGHT develop and probably will at the least become a bit more organized and stronger, but will have zero impact on any part of the USA. All day Saturday I will be traveling home and will be completely out of touch, but there will be NO chance of any landfall form any existing or future storm any where in the US on Saturday anyway.
It does not mean something is not looming on the horizon. It is, after all, "prime time".
NEXT FORECAST: With the next significant tropical development.
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