Tropical Storm Dorian Less Organized, Slow Weakening Expected

Tropical Storm Dorian is becoming less organized, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) advisory issued at 5 AM Atlantic Standard Time.

Tropical Storm Dorian probably wasn’t ever much of a threat. As The Inquisitr previously reported, dry wind shear in the Atlantic Ocean made it unlikely that Dorian could intensify much. And now we’re getting some confirmation from the National Weather Service that the storm will indeed break up fairly harmlessly.

The new NHC advisory said that Tropical Storm Dorian is becoming less organized and that there are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Dorian is essentially no threat to land, although a new advisory will be issued at 11 am.

However, folks in the Northern Leeward Islands should still pay attention. At the moment, Dorian is still a tropical storm, with maximum wind speeds hitting 50 miles per hour.

And the tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center for up to 60 miles.

But it looks like Tropical Storm Dorian may be little more than a reminder to check out your hurricane supplies to make sure that you’ve got everything you need for later in the season.

While the Atlantic hurricane season does run from June 1 though November 30, the highest risk six weeks that run from the last week of August through the first week of October are still ahead of us.

It has already been an expensive year for natural disasters, with headline-grabbing weather events like the deadly Moore, Oklahoma tornado — which was shortly followed up by the killer El Reno, Oklahoma tornado that turned out to be the widest tornado of all time.

The El Reno event took the dubious honor of killing one of the most highly regarded tornado-chasing research teams of all time.

Fortunately, Tropical Storm Dorian is highly unlikely to make history.

Tropical Storm Dorian 5 AM
Tropical Storm Dorian NHC advisory