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Hurricane Hunters Find "Chantal" Is Now a Tropical Wave

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Updated: 7/10/2013 4:56 pm

Forecast model plots below courtesy S. Fl. Water Management District.  The spray in tracks is due to the depth (or lack therof) of what's left of "Chantal".  A weak wave will be steered by low level winds more west while a bit stronger wave/system will have a tendency to more influenced by an upper level trough that would steer the remnants of "Chantal" more north.


Another strong wave has come off the African coast is in the Central Atlantic following a similar path to "Chantal".  There is at least some chance for this wave to develop with time as it moves west then west/northwest & gains some latitude.

Meanwhile....the upper level low (TUTT) is still evident on satellite imagery near the southeast tip of Fl.  Thunderstorms heave increased but no tropical development is expected as this upper low moves west across S. Fl. then weakens over the Eastern Gulf & turns north.  This system will enhance showers & t'storms across Fl. -- including the First Coast.

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