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Rain Along North Gulf - While Fred Fizzles in East-Central Atlantic
      Fri Sep 11 2009 06:50 AM

Update - Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6 PM
Fred's remnants are showing signs of life again in the central Atlantic Ocean. Wind shear has slackened somewhat and convection is consistently re-firing and progressively becoming better organized near the center. The NHC has reinstated track and model guidance on Fred and an upgrade from the current "low" chance of development is likely later this evening. Whether the system redevelops soon or not, it should continue to head generally west to west-northwestward over the course of the coming days.

Elsewhere, two other areas are being watched: a non-tropical area of low pressure on the tail end of a cold front northeast of the Bahamas and a tropical wave located just west of the Cape Verde Islands. Both have been given low chances of development by the NHC and, unlike Fred's remnants, no upgrade of those probabilities seem to be imminent.

Update - Saturday Sept 12, 7PM
Fred has been downgraded to a stationary remnant low near 18N 34W at 12/21Z with winds of 30 knots - no convection so no Depression - a victim of strong south southwesterly windshear. Eventually whatever is left of Fred should move to the west northwest as the Atlantic ridge rebuilds. Another active wave south of the Cape Verde Islands is slowly organizing.

An upper level trough and a weak stationary front have combined to generate large areas of convection along the northern Gulf coast. Although rain is likely, tropical development chances are rather slim, however extratropical development is likely off the north Florida east coast.

Original Post
Hurricane Fred is holding on, after becoming a major hurricane in the far east Atlantic earlier in the week. It was the furthest east recorded that a major formed. It is expected to encounter the shear that has been a hallmark of this year's season in a few days which should basically take it apart. The remnants will likely drift west, and interestingly most models keep it going due west, very weak, however. Ex-Fred, at that time, may have to be watched.

The area in the western Gulf is not likely to develop, but if it does it would likely be a hybrid storm. It will cause much rain for the area. The system in the northeast will cause a lot of rain and general ugliness along the coast there, but it too is likely not to develop because of the hostile conditions.


Edited by Clark (Tue Sep 15 2009 05:42 PM)

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* Rain Along North Gulf - While Fred Fizzles in East-Central Atlantic MikeCAdministrator Fri Sep 11 2009 06:50 AM
. * * Re: Fred isn't Dead! berrywr   Wed Sep 16 2009 01:41 AM
. * * Re: Fred isn't Dead! WeatherNut   Tue Sep 15 2009 06:17 PM
. * * Fred isn't Dead! berrywr   Tue Sep 15 2009 03:26 PM
. * * Re: Fred and the Central Atlantic/ W Caribbean MichaelA   Tue Sep 15 2009 09:27 AM
. * * Fred and the Central Atlantic/ W Caribbean danielwAdministrator   Mon Sep 14 2009 11:26 AM
. * * Re: Fred Still a Hurricane, Other Areas Being Watched hogrunr   Fri Sep 11 2009 02:52 PM
. * * Re: Fred Still a Hurricane, Other Areas Being Watched doug   Fri Sep 11 2009 02:47 PM
. * * Re: Fred Still a Hurricane, Other Areas Being Watched Fairhopian   Fri Sep 11 2009 12:22 PM
. * * Re: Fred Still a Hurricane, Other Areas Being Watched danielwAdministrator   Fri Sep 11 2009 11:50 AM
. * * Re: Fred Still a Hurricane, Other Areas Being Watched Ed in Va   Fri Sep 11 2009 10:58 AM
. * * Re: Fred Still a Hurricane, Other Areas Being Watched LoisCane   Fri Sep 11 2009 09:25 AM

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