No Areas of Concern for the Moment......
Take note of the ragged cut-off & bad data over the far E. Atlantic. The problem is that the GOES-13 satellite is malfunctioning. Work is ongoing but for the time being the satellite -- GOES-15 -- that usually covers the Western U.S. & parts of the Pacific has been moved east to cover more of the Atlantic Basin. Click here for info. from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Studies (CIMSS) & to view other satellite sectors.
The last advisory was issued on "Rafael" late Wed.
Long range forecast models have been hinting at possible tropical development in or near the Caribbean next week. This is a climatologically favored region for late season development, so it's an area to watch.