(Weather Guru)
Mon Sep 27 2004 05:55 PM
Re: Jeanne Inland in the Southeast

A vort max Scottsvb? What exactly does that mean? and west means west right? Not north right? I have gotten better at grasping the Cape Verde storms but the ones off Nicaragua? Where do they go? What type of storms are the "home brews" that LI Phil just mentioned?

In other words...isn't Florida done yet?

a vort max is just an area of turning in the atmosphere. the problem storms this year have originated in the atlantic, but later in the year the western caribbean becomes a staging ground for storms. the home brew phil refers to is just a storm that develops due to the pattern near north america, not so much a wave propagating across that atlantic. hope that helps.. if the caribbean feature starts taking shape i'm sure there will be more explanations from the folks here... -HF

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