Talking the Tropics With Mike: Rina speeding north/northeast

By: Michael Buresh

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Nov. 8, 2017 - Photos: Must-see photos of Irma damage in Jacksonville area .... hurricane Irma recap

Rina over Central Atlantic accelerating N/NE......

The "Buresh Bottom Line": Always be prepared!..... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.  

Tropical storm "Rina" will soon be over the North Atlantic merging with a cold front then absorbed by an upper level trough later this week over the far N. Atlantic.  No land areas are threatened by Rina.

Showers & t'storms continue over the Southeastern Bahamas extending east to Puerto Rico & the Northern Lesser Antilles.  No surface development is expected as shear is strong.

Images below from the Storm Prediction Center showing tornadoes (preliminary counts) spawned by U.S. landfalling tropical cyclones.  The great majority were associated with "Harvey" - 57.  The 119 for the year ranks 4th since 1995 only behind 2008, 2005 & 2004.

Interesting map below tweeted by Erik Pindrock shows virtually all of Fl. has experienced at least tropical storm force winds this year... as well as the entire Gulf Coast... & as far north as N. Carolina on the east coast:

..... in what has been an overall active season:

Deep oceanic heat content is still evident over the Caribbean but is beginning to "bow its head" to late fall.....

Sea surface temp. anomalies:

East Atlantic IR satellite:

Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). 

SE U.S. surface map:

Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic:

Surface analysis of the Gulf:

Caribbean:

Extensive hurricane Irma recap - click here.

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