Tropical Update

Danielle is unraveling. Meteroloigsts are using words like “disorganized” and “decreased dvorak estimates” and “downgrading” and finally, have decided that she is no longer a hurricane. Tropical Strom Danielle may well reintensify into a hurricane, and in fact, she may become a rather intense storm by the weekend. But she’ll still be out in the middle of the ocean by then.

A new system, still very near the west coast of Africa, is staring to blow up. This is currently close to the Cape Verde Islands. Changes are happening here very quickly, and there is a very good chance that this will be a tropical storm or stronger by Thursday evening or Friday.

You can’t see this storm with most of the currently available imagery, but what you can see looks interesting to me. It almost looks cyclonic even though there is no organized center. Frankly, I expect big things from this one. I assume this will be Earl. Keep an eye on it.

Comments

  1. #1 noel
    August 25, 2010

    Proto-Earl is now on GOES-east. I agree with your assessment. It has a thin line of clouds connecting it to Danielle, which is cool.
    http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/tatl/flash-vis.html