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**No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas during the last week of the hurricane season **
However, tropical storm Sebastien continues to accelerate moving from the Central into the North/Northeast Atlantic. Sebastien is undergoing a transition to extra-tropical or perhaps even an o pen trough as the system speed to the northeast at more than 30 mph. Some heavy rain & gusty winds will impact the Azores into Monday as Sebastien loses whatever tropical characteristics remain.
2019 names..... "Tanya" is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:
Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment:
The Atlantic Basin:
Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air):
Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean:
Sea surface temp. anomalies:
SE U.S. surface map:
Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic:
Surface analysis of the Gulf:
Global tropical activity:
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