Talking the Tropics With Mike: Low pressure systems over the open Atlantic

Some weak subtropical development possible

Talking the Tropics With Mike: Low pressure systems over the open Atlantic

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*** There will be no impacts from tropical systems for the U.S. through the weekend ***

An area of low pressure continues over the Central Atlantic well to the southeast of Bermuda. Some subtropical development is possible while the low holds stationary or drifts a little to the south but no threat to any land areas.

Another nontropical low is over the NE Atlantic & will slowly move move south/southwest with some subtropical development possible while the system is over the Eastern Atlantic & west of Portugal & southeast of the Azores.

Atlantic Basin wave forecast for 24, 48 & 72 hours respectively:

Saharan dust, dry air:

2020 names..... “Wilfred” was the last name on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random by the World Meteorological Organization... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael in ’18 & Dorian is certain to be retired from the ’19 list). Interesting side note: the last six of the names on the ’20 list had never been used. So it’s on to the Greek alphabet. "Kappa” is next... the first time the Greek alphabet has been used since 2005 (total of 28 named storms using 6 Greek letter names in ’05 [there was one unnamed storm). Theta broke the record for the most Atlantic storms in a single season on record at 29.

East Atlantic:

Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear:

Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air):

Deep oceanic heat content:

Sea surface temp. anomalies:

SE U.S. surface map:

Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic:

Surface analysis of the Gulf:


Global tropical activity: