"Nadine" Becomes a Hurricane in the Central Atlantic; Tropical Wave Cutting Underneath "Nadine"....
"Nadine" became the 8th hurricane of the Atlantic season Fri. night over the open Central Atlantic. "Nadine" will stay well east of Bermuda thanks to a strong upper level trough & surface cold front over the Western & N. Atlantic steering "Nadine" sharply east then a little northeast over the open Atlantic.
I wrote earlier in the month about "Global Hawk", an unmanned aircraft that's studying Atlantic tropical cyclones this month. You can track the aircraft ** here *.... the daily flight schedule is ** here **. Global Hawk has been & will continue to investigate "Nadine" in the Central Atlantic (became the 8th hurricane of the Atlantic season Fri. night).
Speaking of "Nadine", NASA's TRMM took the 3D shot below of some of the storm's cloud towers. See others ** here **.
The tropical wave
that came off the coast of Africa Wed. is steadily progressing west at a more southern latitude than recent waves. Any development would be slow but several long range forecast models have hinted at development in the Caribbean or even Gulf of Mexico the last week to 10 days of Sept. & perhaps this wave could be the culprit.