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2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far:
A stalling front is stretched out from the N. Atlantic to the Bahamas to the Gulf of Mexico surrounded by numerous areas of heavy showers & t'storms but no consequential tropical development is expected along this front.
An areas of "disturbed" weather is over the far E. Atlantic at a pretty low latitude. Some gradual development is possible, but this disturbance will not be "trans-Atlantic".
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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