"Nadine" Turning NE.... T.D. #15 Develops in 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" will move northeast & affect the Azores for a second time then turn more sharply northward & become absorbed by a large ocean storm later this week.
The large disturbance in the Eastern Atlantic well west/northwest of the Cape Verde Islands has become t.d. #15. All indications are this is a sharp recurvature over the open Atlantic (typical for this time of year) with a small window for intensification before shear increases & the tropical cyclone become involved with the large ocean storm to the north. No impact on the U.S., Caribbean or 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 the week.