Fri Aug 19 2005 01:08 PM
Undramatic Pause

Some requests were made for a new thread, so I'm obliging.. even though we haven't milked the last one for all it's worth.
Irene departed to colder climes yesterday, ending the 2 1/2 weeks we'd had of there being an active system in the North Atlantic basin. Right now there are only a couple things of interest in the basin. One is the remnant of TD 10 which is still cantering towards the Bahamas... it is barely present. Most of the global models are showing lower pressures in the Western Caribbean migrating towards the Gulf... there is no strong feature apparent to take advantage of this predicted environment.
The African wave train is behaving more like the African dust train; waves have been weak and are losing definition as they move off.. in recent days. Some of the models show a stronger wave this weekend, but we'll just have to wait and see. It is that time of the year.
For the weekend, the prospects of a system are fairly low... unless something changes dramatically. Enjoy the peace and quiet, because it's usually hard to come by in late August.

(reposted to fix links)
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METEOSAT-8 imagery over Europe & Africa from the Univ. of Wisconsin

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