December 5, 2023

Tropical Storm Maria moves away from the Caribbean and new developments likely in western Caribbean

Tropical Storm Maria has moved away from the northeastern Caribbean thanks to a low-pressure trough now located over the eastern United States. This trough will track eastward and cause Maria to turn to the north today. A much stronger trough of low pressure will track into the northeastern United States by Thursday and Friday and […]

Tropical Storm (TS) Maria expected to intensify while TS Nate remains stationary for now

On Friday (9) morning satellite imagery indicated that convection is increasing with Tropical Storm Maria and it is expected that Maria will continue to strengthen slowly as it tracks across the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday and Saturday night. Once Maria tracks to the north of Puerto Rico on Sunday, we could see a somewhat quicker […]

Tropical Storm (TS) Maria tracking westward across the central Atlantic, Invest 96L upgraded to TS Nate

Maria was pretty disorganised yesterday morning with little or no banding evident and satellite estimates indicate that this was a 50 mph tropical storm. Maria is racing to the west at a forward speed of 23 mph and this westward track is expected to continue for the next couple of days. It looks likely that […]

Invest 95L upgraded to Tropical Depression #14 and Invest 96L develops in the Gulf Of Mexico

Invest 95L was upgraded to Tropical Depression #14 Tuesday afternoon. The depression was close to tropical storm strength yesterday and I suspect we will see it upgraded to Tropical Storm Maria very soon. The forecasts that I have seen all predict that the system will stay very weak and the strongest it would get is […]