• Talking the Tropics With Mike: Cold front plowing east across the Atlantic

    By: Michael Buresh

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    2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far:

    A strong cold front is pushing eastward across the Western & Central Atlantic with clusters of t'storms but no tropical development.  Convection is occurring over the Western Gulf of Mexico in association with an upper level disturbance interacting with a leftover stationary front - no tropical development expected.....

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

    The Atlantic Basin.....

    Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air):

    Deep oceanic heat content is still high over the N. Central & NW Caribbean....

    Sea surface temp. anomalies:

    SE U.S. surface map:

    Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic:

    Surface analysis of the Gulf:

    Caribbean:

     

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