07:29 AM EDT - 16 August 2000
Alberto is now the only storm being tracked. It is currently fairly weak, but expected to hold steady for a bit. It's doing an anticyclonic loop which is a semi-rare occurance for Atlantic storms. (Last storm to do this was Roxanne, I believe) It will evenetually head back east and away. It is no threat to us. It's just in a prolonged spin-down period.
Alberto gets first dibs today since Beryl is gone and there really isn't much going on elsewhere at the moment.
The waves in the east Atlantic are only looking "ok" this morning. The one nearer to the Caribbean isn't too organized and the one off Africa is only somewhat better. Neither one will form today, but could later if they persist. (If so then the one just west of Africa is more likely)
It's a fair time to remind folks that Hurricane Bret did not form until August 19th last year, so this quiet time really has no significance.
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