December 16, 2019

Two Eastern Atlantic Tropical Waves may develop this weekend

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By Dr. Jeff Masters  From Weather Underground A strong tropical wave (92L) located a few hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands at 8 am EDT Thursday was headed west to west-northwest at about 10 mph, and has the potential to affect the Caribbean next week. Favoring development of the wave were warm sea […]

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six forms: Tropical Wave in Caribbean

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By David Heckard From Spectrum Local News Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is expected to develop into a tropical storm early Friday. When it becomes a named storm, it will be called Florence. (Spectrum News 13) ORLANDO, Fla. — Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed in the extreme eastern Atlantic, as tropical storm warnings have been […]

National Hurricane Center watching one area for potential development

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From Accuweather There are no active tropical cyclones across the Atlantic basin at this time. However, we are monitoring a cluster of showers and thunderstorms that is currently located around halfway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles or over 1,000 miles to the southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. This area […]

Invest 93L likely to become a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean this week

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From The Weather Channel Story Highlights A tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form in the eastern Atlantic this week. Heavy rain is expected in the Cabo Verde Islands through Wednesday. Impacts to other land areas down the road, if any, are far from certain. As we continue to track Harvey’s devastating flooding, […]

Why we’re watching Cape Verde now

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By Jonathan Belles From The Weather Channel Story Highlights Cape Verde hurricane season is used to describe an uptick in storm activity originating from Africa. Tropical waves develop into tropical cyclones between July and September. Hurricanes begin to develop further east as we head deeper into summer in a period called Cape Verde hurricane season. […]

Weather Underground Update: Potential Trouble in Tropical Atlantic

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By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters From Weather Underground A tropical wave located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands on Saturday morning was poorly organized, with only a limited amount of heavy thunderstorm activity and spin. This wave was under low to moderate wind shear of 5 – 15 knots and […]