Tropical System In Atlantic No Immediate Concern For Acadiana
KATC-TV 3 meteorologist Dave Baker said he doesn't believe we should be too concerned about a tropical system that has developed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
A number of different weather factors are working to suppress that system's development, including wind shear and Saharan dust. In fact, Baker said ideal conditions for tropical development usually don't occur until August.
Still, hurricane forecasting is an inexact science, even with the 21st century tools available to meteorologists.
Baker also explained how meteorologists come up with the rain chances for a particular day.
"It really is, what percentage of my viewing area...will see one one-hundredth of an inch of rain," Baker said.
To listen to the full interview with Baker, click on the 'Play' button below.