(Storm Tracker)
Sat Sep 10 2011 10:46 AM
Re: Tales Of Windshear and Dry Air

As disorganized as Maria is, there is no doubt a swirl visible on satellite with a little supporting convection to it's northeast. Interestingly enough, the southern extension of this mess, had the most significant degree of convection, though I don't see any other point of rotation at any level that might suggest any possible short term reorganization to the south. It almost looks however, that one could make the argument that Maria practically consists of a much broader weak circulation that stretches from the point where NHC initializes her, and extending SSW'ward well south for about 4 degrees. Basically, Maria now has the appearance and motion of a late October tropical wave that is simply having trouble even progressing westward by even the low level flow.

Other than the current 3 aforementioned tropical cyclones, there seems to be some wave or "feature" in the central Caribbean moving briskly westward. Is probably nothing, but is it just me, or does there seem to be a broad lazy cyclonic twist, perhaps in the mid levels?

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