Eintime Conversion for education and research 10-14-2009 @ 19:48:59|
Copyrighted by originating associated source: Original
Four Areas of Tropical Concern in the Atlantic
8/14/2009 2:35 PM
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are now monitoring four areas of tropical concern in the Atlantic. Weather conditions could favor the development of one or more of these system
By Alex Sosnowski
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are now monitoring four areas of tropical concern in the Atlantic. Weather conditions could favor the development of one or more of these systems into this season's first tropical storm.
A new player is the stalled front close to home stretching from the northeast Gulf of Mexico to along the Carolina coast. According to AccuWeather.com Hurricane Expert Joe Bastardi, this broad area of showers and thunderstorms is taking on more and more tropical characteristics.
Another system, a tropical wave, is currently located near eastern Cuba and is moving west-northwestward. Locally gusty showers and thunderstorms will dampen a broad area as far away as the Bahamas, Jamaica and South Florida into the weekend.
The next stop for the wave is the Gulf of Mexico, where a more favorable environment for development exists.
The greatest, immediate concern for the nearby Southeast U.S. feature and the tropical wave is that of flooding downpours.
The other two features are currently churning over the middle of the Atlantic. These systems will likely aim first for the Bahamas, but could then make a turn northward near the East Coast of the U.S. next week.
Wind shear and dry air have been hindering development of these to
distant systems, but conditions again will become more favorable with time
as they move to the west-northwest. The system with the greatest potential
is the one closest to Africa.
(Original Len: 1773 Condensed Len: 2249)
Top Created by RagsRefs.bas\Eintime:CondenseHtmlFile
10-14-2009 @ 19:48:59