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Continuing nudges west in Philippe's track prolonging heavy rains and tropical storm force winds in the Leewards
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Keith234
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Re: Tropics Quiet?
      Thu Aug 19 2004 09:20 AM

Today it seems the reason for decreased activity is because of NAO dropping into the negatives, which casues the Norhten Jetstream to be pushed into the favorable area for devlopment of hurricanes, this jetstream (as they call it) causes less moist and colder air to supress tropical devlopment and cause subsidence. Also I believe there is a shortwave trough around the cape verde islands area, if this trough weakens the tropics will regain their activity.

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Edited by Jason234 (Thu Aug 19 2004 04:19 PM)

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* Tropics Quiet? Keith234 Thu Aug 19 2004 09:20 AM
. * * Re: Tropics Quiet? Tom   Wed Aug 18 2004 11:16 AM
. * * Re: Tropics Quiet? LI Phil   Wed Aug 18 2004 12:57 PM
. * * Re: Tropics Quiet? Keith234   Wed Aug 18 2004 01:31 PM
. * * Re: Tropics Quiet? Keith234   Thu Aug 19 2004 09:20 AM

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