Hurricane Otto continues to churn in the Atlantic despite his humble beginnings as a subtropical depression when he formed just north of Puerto Rico two days ago. Otto is currently moving northeast as it picks up steam and jets towards Europe. The Azores may be at risk for hurricane force winds from Otto, but the current forecast is north of the islands, so the Azores should be able to avoid the worst of it.
So Otto will just be another storm that’s rather unexciting for the U.S., taking name #15 as we look towards the Caribbean for a possible Paula in the near future. The season’s rapidly winding down for us, and it looks like we’ll have to wait for next year to try get an East Coast landfalling system.