A Wave and a Low
11:47 AM EDT - 08 August 2000
The auto-updating is having a problem this morning. Hopefully it will be working a little bit later. We have the links and the storm spotlight for alternates. Since it is hosed at the moment, I will summarize:
I should restate that I don't think Alberto will make landfall, and that it will probably remain a fish spinner.
The low previously over the Yucatan is now back in the Gulf (Bay of Campeche). It has to get its act together to form into a depression.
Of course, more interest to us in Florida are the two systems east of us. One which is around 400 miles East of Cape Canaveral, and the other which is east of the Bahamas.
The smaller one (East of Cape Canaveral) is looking, well, small. It really hasn't done much.
The other, however, is looking very impressive now. It could become a depression late today, or more likely tomorrow. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft are en route to both of these, I look forward to their data.
"Live Chat" has been added to the left menu. My time in there will be infrequent, but John probably be around. All are welcome to use that.
Comments? Use the comment button by the story Headline.Nice Satellite Image of Atlantic (IR Colorized)
Satellite images at: [N.A. visible] (visible -- Daytime Only) [N.A. infrared] (infrared), and [N.A. water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)