September 22, 2020

Remnants of Ophelia may regenerate over the next few days; TS Philippe not expected to affect Caribbean

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There are no longer any advisories issued for Ophelia because the storm is no longer considered to be a tropical cyclone. This downgrade is due to the fact that the storm passed through a shear (which I spoke about in yesterday’s (26) paper) and in doing so, became very disorganised.

Rob Lightbown writes, “The remnants of Ophelia were located about 250 to 300 miles to the east of the northernmost Leeward Islands. This system is expected to track somewhere between west-northwest and northwest over the next few days and there is the possibility that this will regenerate into a tropical storm a little later this week. The model guidance are split on whether this will regenerate with the European model saying no regeneration is expected and the GFS model indicating that this will regenerate and track just east of Bermuda on Saturday night before affecting Newfoundland next Monday.”

Tropical Storm Philippe developed over the weekend, and seems to be dissipating as quickly as it developed. The forecasted path for Phillipe (pictured below) keeps it away from the western Atlantic and Caribbean.

Please pay attention to local weather advisories to know what to expect of developing systems as well as those that may or may not have re-developed.

Go to Crown Weather Services at www.crownweather.com or to the National Hurricane Centre at www.nhc.noaa.gov/ for more information. iNews wishes to thank Crown Weather Services for their permission to use their graphics and information. Please support them.

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