Tropical Atlantic may spring to life this weekend

atlanticBy Alex Sosnowski, Expert Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather reports  an area of disturbed weather over the Atlantic Ocean, north of the Leeward Islands, is being monitored for tropical development through the weekend.

While strong winds above the sea surface were inhibiting development this week, the system is forecast by AccuWeather.com meteorologists to move into an area where winds aloft are less strong.

According to AccuWeather.com Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski, “As the disturbance moves into this zone of lower wind shear and remains over warm water, environmental conditions could support development of a tropical or sub-tropical system this weekend into early next week.”

Steering winds may take this system near Bermuda by early next week.

“It is possible this system pesters Bermuda with a few days of squalls and gales,” Kottlowski said.

“During the middle of next week the system, whether it develops tropically or not, may either be swept out to the northeast, or possibly drawn westward toward New England or the Maritime provinces of Canada.”

Elsewhere over the Atlantic Basin, another area AccuWeather.com meteorologists will be keeping an eye on is a broad area of clouds, showers and thunderstorms over Central America, centered around Honduras and Nicaragua.

“This slowly turning area of weak low pressure might spin off a tropical system on the Atlantic or Pacific side of Central America during next week,” Kottlowski said.

During October, on average, areas most likely for tropical development in the Atlantic Basin tend to shift closer to the near-shore waters of North and Central America.

The last tropical system over the Atlantic was Edouard, which lost tropical characteristics about three weeks ago, on Friday, Sept., 19, 2014.

For reference, should one or both of the systems develop, the next names on the 2014 Atlantic list of tropical storms and hurricanes are Fay and Gonzalo.

Should a system develop on the Pacific side of Central America, the next name on the list of eastern Pacific tropical cyclones for 2014 is Trudy.

Books from AFP

2018-19 UVA Basketball Preview: Just $1.99 on Amazon!

UVA Basketball finished the 2017-18 season ranked at the top of the national polls. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham offers his insight and analysis on the 2018-19 'Hoos, breaking down the roster, the legacy of coach Tony Bennett, and how the loss to UMBC could fuel a run through March Madness next spring.

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever: Just $3.49 on Amazon!

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and The Rock 'n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

Mad About U: History of University Hall available on Amazon for just $5.99!

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall is a comprehensive book covering the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. Join us as we look back at the memories from more than 40 years in U Hall.


News From Around the Web


Shop Google



Comment