Sounds to me like you are learning the right things. Dry air is like poison if it gets into the circulation of a tropical cyclone for sure. Sometimes however, tropical cyclones can be tennacious and survive intense dry air, but they remain weak. By example, Arlene survived a very dry airmass as it headed toward Pensacola last year, but it did maintain itself as a weak tropical cyclone. Unquestionably, folks in Pensacola should feel blessed that the dry air was in place for that particular storm. I have my feelings on the dry air over the gulf and where it's headed, but I'm not an official met, so I'd like to leave it to an official meteorologists to explain at this time. Being that you are a learner, I feel you would get the best info from them.
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