Tropical Storm Nadine has formed, and was quickly nearing hurricane status Wednesday. But named storms Michael and Leslie have also dissipated, and there appear to be no storms threatening land anytime soon.
Nadine was packing winds of about 45 mph Wednesday morning, but those winds strengthened to 65 mph by the afternoon, according to the
The storm was about 900 miles from the
Remnants of Michael and Leslie are meanwhile passing through the north Atlantic.
Leslie wracked Newfoundland with sustained winds of 58 mph and gusts up to 82 mph, according to the Weather Underground. The system could next bring heavy rains to Iceland and then Scotland.
Michael, meanwhile, was the longest-lived hurricane of the season, with winds of at least 74 mph for about six days.
Mid-September is the tail end of what is typically the heart of the hurricane season, so a slowdown in tropical activity could be occurring. El Nino is expected to stymy storm development as well, expected to arrive this month bringing wind shear that makes it difficult for tropical storms to strengthen.