Decline in Activity
06:22 AM EDT - 12 August 2000
Most of the storms we've been following the last few days have failed to get organized. The one near the Yucatan did what I thought, it looked good but its position (relative to land) just didn't let anything happen. The former TD#4 and Cape Hatteras waves would have formed days ago if they were to do anything so nothing much happened there, and even the wave off Africa isn't looking too good this morning. (Too far north too soon)
If you really want to make a stretch, the only thing that could develop is the east Atlantic storm. The area east of the SE US remains unorganized (still) and also would be a stretch to consider it for development.
In fact, there is nothing that looks like it will develop this weekend.
However, Hurricane Alberto is a category 3 storm now, and looks very impressive. It's moving northeast toward the central Atlantic. I'm betting it will go extratropical (strong extratropical) and actually affect Europe in some way later on. Alberto is also notable for its extremely large eye. Very unusual for an Atlantic System.
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