Masters student in tropical meteorology at FSU. Raised in Alaskan blizzards, but drawn toward tropical cyclones by their superior PGF.
By: Levi32 , 5:40 PM GMT on June 21, 2009
Tropical Tidbit from 1:30pm EDT Sunday, June 21, 2009:
No video today as I usually don't have the time on weekends unless there's something big going on in the tropics, and I only have time for a very brief update this morning.
All is quiet in the Atlantic for now. There is one area of low pressure in the east Pacific now labeled Invest 93E that will be watched for development over the next few days. Tropical Storm Linfa in the west Pacific has made landfall in SE China bringing heavy rains to the area. Linfa achieved minimal typhoon status for a while before landfall but it was just that - minimal.
Right now King TUTT is shearing everything above 10N in the Caribbean, but we do need to watch the area in 3-6 days as a trough-split occurs over the Gulf of Mexico with the upper trough currently off the eastern US. With the old frontal boundary sitting over the Gulf of Mexico things like this have the potential to cause mischief. The GFS this morning is already hinting at a surface low trying to form in the NW Caribbean under an upper-level ridge that is forecasted to build northward when the TUTT temporarily lifts out in 3-4 days. The area will be monitored.
We shall see what happens!
Caribbean Visible Satellite: (click image for loop)
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