Tropic Watch 10/21/11

By: SouthDadeFish, 21. lokakuuta 2011 klo 16:11 (GMT)

Well it is the last third of October and according to climatology, what you have to look for this time of year are stalled cold fronts over the Western Caribbean that develop a surface low. Well, this is exactly what we see today. A piece of energy has broken off of the cold front that pushed through South Florida two days ago and is sustaining convection over the SW Caribbean. This entity has been declared invest 96L and appears to be trying to tighten up a current...

Tropic Watch 7/27/11

By: SouthDadeFish, 28. heinäkuuta 2011 klo 00:45 (GMT)

This blog entry will focus on newly classified Tropical Storm Don as of 21Z 7/27/11. The NHC waited for the hurricane hunters to fly in and confirm a surface circulation before classifying 90L as a tropical cyclone, even though satellite imagery was very telling. Nonetheless, the fourth tropical storm of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season is here, and for the first time it appears likely we will see a direct landfall in the United States this year. Figure 1.1: Final...

Tropic Watch 7/26/11

By: SouthDadeFish, 26. heinäkuuta 2011 klo 16:21 (GMT)

Yet again, the only significant feature in the tropics is reactivated invest 90L located at 20.0N 83.0W as of 12Z. 90L has continued to grow better organized, and I think these two images are very telling of how far 90L has come.Figure 1.1: Visible shot of 90L at 1945Z yesterday.Figure 1.2: Visible shot of 90L at 1445Z today.The main factor 90L is lacking for continued development is a surface circulation. Morning visible images reveal increased SW inflow, but a cir...

Updated: 26. heinäkuuta 2011 klo 16:27 (GMT)

Tropic Watch 7/25/11

By: SouthDadeFish, 25. heinäkuuta 2011 klo 15:49 (GMT)

As of this morning, the only player out in the Atlantic today is recently deactivated invest 90L, located between Jamaica and Southeastern Cuba. Although the invest has been deactivated that doesn’t mean it can’t get better organized and become reactivated. To be honest, I’m surprised the invest wasn’t deactivated earlier as it was pretty ragged the past two days.However, this morning the tropical wave (who I will still call 90L for clarity), has began to fi...

Tropic Watch 7/24/11

By: SouthDadeFish, 24. heinäkuuta 2011 klo 22:38 (GMT)

After the recent upswing in activity, the tropics are somewhat quiet today. The only feature in the Atlantic is invest 90L, most recently located at 17.5N 70.0W. Satellite imagery indicates the disturbance is pretty disorganized, with scattered convection firing mostly over Hispaniola. Figure 1.1: 2145Z IR image of the Caribbean.The tropical wave is having a hard time getting organized due to fast lower level winds that are making it difficult for a west wind to es...

Updated: 24. heinäkuuta 2011 klo 22:40 (GMT)

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I have my B.S. in atmospheric science from Florida International University and am currently in graduate school conducting hurricane research.

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