T'Storm Complex East of Bahamas; Well Organized Wave Entering Central 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.
A large cluster of disorganized t'storms continues near & east of the Bahamas. Some slow development is possible but the system should eventually get steered north then northeast well to the east of Fl. as an upper level trough sweeps into the Eastern U.S./Western Atlantic. So no impact on the U.S.
A tropical wave is in the Central Atlantic & moving west. Some forecast models do indicate development in the long range -- this weekend or next week as the system moves into the Western Atlantic. Early indications are that this system would take a fairly sharp northward turn on its approach to the Eastern Caribbean but much will depend on the depth (strength) of the system.
Meanwhile....a cluster of t'storms has developed over the SW Caribbean. We'll have to see if there is any staying power but forecast models show little development. This area, however, is favored late in the hurricane season.
NASA's unmanned Global Hawk (HS3) scientist flew over Nadine 5 separate times and has give NASA scientists detailed insights into hurricane development and decay.
Nadine was alive in the north Atlantic for 23 days. Click here for more info.