Don bites the dust, literally


The combination of a rapid forward motion and an abundance of dry, Saharan dust, Don is yet another storm in the Atlantic to dissipate shortly after being labeled. 

As forecasts have projected, Tropical Storm Don weakened to an open wave Tuesday night as it moved into the Caribbean.

Conditions remain unfavorable for tropical development across most of the Atlantic Basin as dry air from the Saharan Desert continues to keep tropical waves from organizing. 

This is a regular occurrence for this time of year but as we move into August, conditions usually become more favorable thus leading to the development of bigger storms including hurricanes.