Tropical August Begins (8/6)
Hurricane Ernesto moved into the southern portions of the Yucatan Peninsula as a category one hurricane during the late night of Aug 7-8. The night landfall discouraged any chasing of Ernesto (only chaser Josh M from California went there for it). Ernesto weakened in Mexico, but eventually crossed into the eastern Pacific, forming tropical storm Hector. The other two storms, Florence and Gordon, affected only the open north Atlantic and bothered no one as they remained well out to sea (what hurricane chasers call a "fish storm").
Be sure to keep up to date with any tropical activity in the TROPICS section in my STORM CHASING area of my web site. You can also go right to that area (for tropical activity) via the link for it below.