Clark
(Meteorologist)
Thu Feb 23 2006 02:39 PM
South Atlantic, again

There's a small feature located near 29S and 40W -- really small and just NW of a larger, upper-level feature -- that is being looked at for tropical cyclone development. The NRL lists it as 90L.invest on their webpage, and it does have the appearance of a depression or weak storm. It's likely nothing more than something interesting to look at, but there's something down there. No phase analyses available at this time, though, and the last QuikSCAT pass was last night about this time showing an open circulation with winds to about 30kt.

You can see it using the IR imagery at http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/, look for GOES-EAST Full Disk.



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