Last Advisory on "Nadine" ... "Oscar" 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.
The last advisory on "Nadine" was finally issued midday Thu. The 3+ week storm leaves behind some noteworthy history. Early indications are that "Nadine" will tie "Ginger" in 1971 as the second longest-lasting Atlantic tropical storm on record at 21.25 days. As a tropical cyclone -- including as a tropical depression -- "Nadine" is the 5th longest-lasting tropical cyclone in the basin at 21.75 days.
"Oscar" in the far E. Atlantic & will soon get swallowed up by the same huge ocean storm over the N. Atlantic that absorbed "Nadine". There will be no impact on any land areas.
Meanwhile...a large plume of tropical moisture -- as seen in the water vapor image below -- is streaming northward from the Caribbean & Gulf of Mexico across Fl. Numerous heavy showers & t'storms are imbedded within this moisture but no surface low development is evident or expected. Heavy rain will occur across much of Fl. through Fri. before gradually shifting south through the weekend into early next week.