• Talking the Tropics With Mike: Tropical depression #19 forms over Central Atlantic

    By: Michael Buresh


    Nov. 6, 2017 - Photos: Must-see photos of Irma damage in Jacksonville area .... hurricane Irma recap

    Tropical depression #19 forms over Central Atlantic......

    The "Buresh Bottom Line": Always be prepared!..... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.  

    Tropical depression #19 has formed over the Central Atlantic from the old upper level low that's been well east of Bermuda for days.  The system will likely strengthen into tropical storm "Rina" before merging with a cold front & being absorbed by an upper level trough later this week over the far N. Atlantic.  No land areas are threatened by the tropical cyclone.

    Showers & t'storms have developed over the Southeastern Bahamas.  No surface development is expected.

    Interesting map below tweeted by Erik Pindrock shows virtually all of Fl. has experienced at least tropical storm force winds this year... as well as the entire Gulf Coast... & as far north as N. Carolina on the east coast:

    ..... in what has been an overall active season:

    Deep oceanic heat content is still evident over the Caribbean but is beginning to "bow its head" to late fall.....

    Sea surface temp. anomalies:

    East Atlantic IR satellite:

    Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). 

    SE U.S. surface map:

    Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic:

    Surface analysis of the Gulf:


    Extensive hurricane Irma recap - click here.

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