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2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far:
A cold front stretches from the N. Atlantic to the Bahamas across Cuba & into the Caribbean. Dry, stable air has spread far to the south & east behind this front.
A large cold nontropical upper low is over the E/NE Atlantic - no tropical development with this feature.
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:
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