Oompa Loompa Depression
05:02 AM EDT - 10 August 2000
Not much has changed since last night. We have this amazing little depression just off our coast. (Amazing in the fact how well defined the circulation is, how small it is, and how just devoid of anything other than low level activity it is -- Truly an oddball system). It's hard to tell without visible pictures, but its close enough to the Melbourne NWS office to see it on radar. It's moving a bit north of west now. But still VERY slowly. If it were a bigger system we'd be feeling it right now. But, it's incredibly small so we aren't.
I'm guessing the center of it will get within 30 miles or so of Cape Canaveral, and then head north. It probably will finally start to get stronger today as well, and may become a tiny Tropical Storm. After that I expect the trough to nudge it up and away from the coast where it will be left behind. After that all bets are off, but I expect it'll drift around a bit and move offshore off the NC coast. In other words, if it does get picked up, and not left behind, then it won't affect land at all. If it does not then it will drift, and I really don't know where it will end up yet. This mini-storm is just strange.
Otherwise. Hurricane Alberto still churns away. the one wave East of the Bahamas is again in very poor shape, and the wave emerging of Africa looks to be the best chance for the next thing.
Canaveral East Buoy Reports (Nearest to TD#4)
Canaveral West Buoy Reports (Nearer to Shore)
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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)