The former tropical storms Dorian and Flossie are similarly facing unfavorable conditions thousands of miles apart, making it unlikely either will regenerate into tropical cyclones.
Dorian, which late last week was tracking toward the Bahamas with 60 mph winds, had a 20 percent chance of regaining tropical storm strength within the next 48 hours, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Tuesday morning. The storm's remnants were disorganized thunderstorms a few hundred miles east and northeast of Turks and Caicos.
Flossie passed over the Hawaiian islands Monday, weakening into a tropical depression. Forecasters expect the storm to remain a depression for the next day or so, but to dissipate within three days.
Despite both storms' challenges in strengthening, they show the Atlantic hurricane season is running ahead of schedule while the Pacific season is right on schedule.
In the Atlantic, D-named storms typically don't arrive until Aug. 23, while F-named storms in the Pacific are typical by July 30.
Hurricane forecasters did not report any other areas of interest for tropical cyclone development as of Tuesday morning.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun