Current Radar or Satellite Image

Flhurricane.com - Central Florida Hurricane CenterHurricanes Without the Hype! Since 1995


#92L with 40% Odds. Likely to Recurve. #Ophelia Heading to Ireland as a Powerful Post-Tropical Hurricane-Force Storrm
Days since last H. Landfall - US: Any 8 (Nate) , Major: 26 (Maria) Florida - Any: 36 (Irma) Major: 36 (Irma)
COMMUNICATION
STORM DATA
CONTENT
FOLLOW US
ADS
Login to remove ads

 


General Discussion >> The Tropics Today

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Ed DunhamAdministrator
Former Meteorologist & CFHC Forum Moderator (Ed Passed Away on May 14, 2017)


Reged: Sun
Posts: 2565
Loc: Melbourne, FL
SAL Outbreak
      #88140 - Thu Jul 08 2010 12:54 AM

A strong SAL outbreak should keep the Atlantic (east of the Caribbean Islands) quite for awhile.

UW SSEC SAL

ED


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
GlenJohnson
Weather Hobbyist


Reged: Sat
Posts: 58
Loc: Waldo Florida 29.79N 82.17W
Re: SAL Outbreak [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #88145 - Thu Jul 08 2010 10:55 PM

I give up, what's a SAL? Thanks.

--------------------
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Benjamin Franklin
Card carrying Storm Spotter


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Ed DunhamAdministrator
Former Meteorologist & CFHC Forum Moderator (Ed Passed Away on May 14, 2017)


Reged: Sun
Posts: 2565
Loc: Melbourne, FL
Re: SAL Outbreak [Re: GlenJohnson]
      #88146 - Thu Jul 08 2010 11:21 PM

Look at the bottom of the image where it says Saharan Air Layer Tracking Product. Great easterly winds (surface and aloft) sweep vast quantities of dust-filled dry air off the west coast of equatorial Africa. This air layer chokes off any convective activity and suppresses the development of tropical waves in the eastern Atlantic. At times, an outbreak can be so significant that African dust makes it westward all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
ED


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
GlenJohnson
Weather Hobbyist


Reged: Sat
Posts: 58
Loc: Waldo Florida 29.79N 82.17W
Re: SAL Outbreak [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #88147 - Thu Jul 08 2010 11:40 PM

So, no hurricanes for a while? Good and bad. Thanks.

--------------------
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Benjamin Franklin
Card carrying Storm Spotter


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Troy C
Verified CFHC User


Reged: Sun
Posts: 15
Loc: Satellite beach, FL 28.20N 80.60W
Re: SAL Outbreak [Re: GlenJohnson]
      #88151 - Sun Jul 11 2010 03:53 PM

Looks like it may be waning. The last few disturbances as well as the current ( as of 7/11), and very nice looking one, has added a little moisture back.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Jasonch
Weather Watcher


Reged: Mon
Posts: 42
Loc: Texas 30.36N 94.18W
Re: SAL Outbreak [Re: Troy C]
      #88154 - Mon Jul 12 2010 10:03 AM

Where do you find the maps to see where the african dust is in the atlantic. You also said it is starting to relax .

(Click on the link in the first post of this thread.)

Edited by Ed Dunham (Mon Jul 12 2010 04:31 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Storm Hunter
Veteran Storm Chaser


Reged: Wed
Posts: 1370
Loc: Panama City Beach, Fl. 30.16N 85.76W
Re: SAL Outbreak [Re: Jasonch]
      #88161 - Mon Jul 12 2010 09:18 PM

web site with good information and links to research projects done on SAL

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic2/misc/sal/info.html

--------------------
www.Stormhunter7.com ***see my flight into Hurricane Ike ***
Wx Data: KFLPANAM23 / CW8771
2012== 23/10/9/5 sys/strms/hurr/majh



Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Ed DunhamAdministrator
Former Meteorologist & CFHC Forum Moderator (Ed Passed Away on May 14, 2017)


Reged: Sun
Posts: 2565
Loc: Melbourne, FL
Re: SAL Outbreak [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #88179 - Thu Jul 15 2010 11:23 PM

From the MLB NWS evening Forecast Discussion: "LATE DAY HAZY CONDITIONS WERE OBSERVED ACROSS THE
AREA AND COORDINATION WITH WFO MIAMI INDICATES THIS IS DUE TO AN AREA OF
SAHARAN DUST ALOFT THAT HAS TRAVERSED THE OCEAN."

For the first time in quite awhile there are three strong waves on the African continent at about 10N.
ED


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
danielwAdministrator
Moderator


Reged: Wed
Posts: 3502
Loc: Hattiesburg,MS (31.3N 89.3W)
Re: SAL Outbreak [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #88181 - Fri Jul 16 2010 02:41 AM

I believe the SAL is preventing the deepening of an upper Low just to the NW of the Cape Verde Islands.
The low is the cyclonic area of white clouds in a reddish-brown tinted area.

The three systems, that ED mentioned in the above post, over the African Continent can be seen on the following 0 degree EUMETSAT airmass photo taken at 06Z or 2 AM EDT Friday.

Copyright 2010 © EUMETSAT. All rights reserved.
European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites




Copyright 2010 © EUMETSAT. All rights reserved.
European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1



Extra information
0 registered and 18 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  CFHC, MikeC, Ed Dunham, Colleen A., danielw, Clark, RedingtonBeachGuy, SkeetoBite, Bloodstar, tpratch, typhoon_tip, cieldumort 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Topic views: 6184

Rate this topic

Jump to

Note: This is NOT an official page. It is run by weather hobbyists and should not be used as a replacement for official sources. 
CFHC's main servers are currently located at
Hostdime.com in Orlando, FL.
Image Server Network thanks to Mike Potts and Amazon Web Services. If you have static file hosting space that allows dns aliasing contact us to help out! Some Maps Provided by:
Great thanks to all who donated and everyone who uses the site as well. Site designed for 800x600+ resolution
When in doubt, take the word of the National Hurricane Center