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2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far:
Overall - the Atlantic Basin has a late autumn look on satellite imagery with fronts deep into the southern latitudes with additional strong frontal systems moving across the U.S. No tropical development expected anytime soon......
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:
Internationally.... most of the globe tropical cyclone-free .... with one exception - cyclone (hurricane) "Alcide" east of Madagascar over the South Indian Ocean. Alcide has peaked in intensity while moving very little & should stay a little east of Madagascar through the weekend while drifting toward the east &/or southeast.
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