Tue Aug 30 2016 06:10 AM
Re: TD#9 Forms, Suddenly Lots of Activity From Hawaii to Atlantic

TD9 is a sprawling tropical cyclone, now directing and dominating the surface winds throughout the entire GOM, the northwest Caribbean, Florida Straits, and a slim portion east from there. This will have some impact on its ability to ramp wind speed up. In this sense, it sort of resembles a subtropical cyclone. However, as it has a chance to stay nestled in this sweet spot, with anticyclonic flow aloft and super toasty waters below, there is reason to believe that it could become a hurricane prior to landfall, and Hurricane Watches may be issued later today per NHC.

NINE has a much better environment to work in this morning than it has had for quite a while, as Jim Cantore points out (Tweet screencap below):


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