10:59 AM EDT - 19 August 2000
The remnants of Chris will have to fight off shear for another day to two days. If it survives (it may not) it has a better chance of coming closer to the southeast US. Still, I'm not convinced of either happening right now.
The wave east of that in the middle of the Atlantic is looking good. Very good. In fact I would call it TD#7 now. Officialy, it will become a tropical depression (maybe even Tropical Storm) later in the afternoon. The main thing about this one is that it would be highly unlikely for this system to not affect the Lesser Antilles. The odds favor it going over the islands right now. So folks there should really be on watch.
Chris could not hold on. When aircraft recon came back there was not much of a system to find, so the NHC has stopped issuing advisories on it. It may regenerate later, but for now Chris is gone.
The wave east of that still isn't a depression, and Alberto is flexing itself again up to 105MPH winds.
Another wave has emerged from the African coast and also has a chance to form down the road.
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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)