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2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far:
With 2 weeks(!) left in the hurricane season, the Atlantic Basin has a very autumn-like look with a series of strong cold fronts, mid latitude low pressure areas & plenty of mid & upper level shear. No tropical development expected any time 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:
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