Author: Jim Austin

The eye of the butterfly

June’s arrival marked two significant weather periods, the beginning of “summer” and the June-November hurricane season, both raising the possibility of stormy weather and the more important question: What kind of storm?

Atlantic tropical cyclone development

It’s late summer and time for the leery eye to glance toward a rectangle in the North Atlantic, its west flank running from Florida southeast to the Lesser Antilles, the eastern flank along the northwestern African coast, their ends linked by latitudes of about 5° and 20° N.