"Nadine" Soon to Turn Back North.... Disturbance in E. Atlantic....
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.
"Nadine" is completing its loop & will finally make a turn to the north in the N. Atlantic. The storm should finally become extratropical later this week as it moves northeast then over open water. No threat to Bermuda or the U.S.
The Atlantic Basin has a good deal of convection but no organized systems. T'storms over the Central & NW Caribbean is not showing any organization but some long range models indicate possible development during the next 1-2 weeks.
A disturbance is in the E. Atlantic with some potential for slow development as the disturbance moves W/NW.
Now that we've turned the "hurricane calendar" to Oct., the primary areas of concern will typically be the Caribbean, Eastern Gulf &/or W/SW Atlantic. Given the developing El Nino in the Pacific, the number of storms for the rest of this hurricane season should be low.