So, since the Atlantic hurricane season officially runs thru November 30th we shouldn’t be surprised to see a tropical system form this time of year. The surprising part is that the “I” named storm occurred this late in the season. Normally the ninth named storm occurs before the end of September, so the effects of this “El Nino” suppressed season are plainly obvious. However keep an eye on Ida’s forecast as this five day track has been gradually creeping northward over the past few model cycles. If it continues to trend northward we could see some effects here in the Mid-Atlantic later this week. Will there be storms to chase? I’ll be watching.