Quiet in the Atlantic; total eclipse darkens Asia

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:42 PM GMT on July 22, 2009

The strong tropical wave (97L) we've been tracking all week has now moved over the Bahamas, and remains disorganized, thanks to 30 knots of wind shear and a traumatic encounter with the island of Hispaniola. This wave should remain disorganized for at least the next two days, thanks to high wind shear.

The new tropical disturbance north of the central Bahama Islands is lifting northwards towards the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This morning's QuikSCAT pass showed winds of 30 - 35 mph, but no evidence of a closed circulation. This region is under about 20 - 25 knots of wind shear, and has the potential for some slow development over the next few days as it moves northwards, parallel to the coast. This low probably does not have enough time over warm water to reach tropical depression status. None of the computer models are showing any tropical development over the next seven days, though the tropical disturbance north of the central Bahamas may develop into an extratropical storm capable of dumping heavy rain on the Canadian Maritime provinces late this week.

I won't be making a post Thursday, since I'll be traveling. Wunderground's severe storms expert, Dr. Rob Carver, will make a post if a new Invest pops up. Dr. Carver has started his own blog--check out his cool satellite loops of this morning's total eclipse in Asia.

Jeff Masters

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the greatest solar eclipse in this century! in Taiwan, we got partial eclipse! mine was 78% coverage! wonderful! i started to watch it at 8:00 am and ended at 11:10 am!
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Quoting Weather456:


If it was an onshore wind it is being caused by the pressure gradient between the trough and a high to the east and northeast. This is generating a pronounce northerly flow from the Bahamas an up into the mid-atlantic states.


yep it was on shore thanks :)
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:
456, are the winds on the east coast of the U.S due to this disturbence? in va beach weve had sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph all day


If it was an onshore wind it is being caused by the pressure gradient between the trough and a high to the east and northeast. This is generating a pronounce northerly flow from the Bahamas an up into the mid-atlantic states.
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456, are the winds on the east coast of the U.S due to this disturbence? in va beach weve had sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph all day
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Quoting K8eCane:



ahhh
140 hours ia waaayyyy too far out to even be concerned about anything imminent... and if something does form it could hit 100 miles from you which is significant in a cane


Uh huh. Yeah we know about that down here too.
Just thought I'd ask. Have a good one all.:)
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707. DDR
Quoting stormdude77:
Yes DDR...will be very wet here later tonight and into tomorrow....

I hope you get just enough.It looks to be weakening though,dry air is ahead of it.
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706. DDR
456
We also have some dry isle's here too,off the Northwest peninsula,Chacachacare is really dry,it is covered in cacti and shrub bushes.
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Quoting homelesswanderer:


Ummm. There may be something that does both. GFS has been hinting at something trying to get its act together in the WGOM next week coming on land next week on TX/LA border. 12 Z CMC 850 vortex seems to come on board. Just hinting. My NWS finally mentioned it as a tropical wave. Does anyone know what the upper atmosphere looks like in that area at around 140hrs? I know the water is insanely hot.



ahhh
140 hours ia waaayyyy too far out to even be concerned about anything imminent... and if something does form it could hit 100 miles from you which is significant in a cane
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gwhite,
Not going to challenge the validity of your claims. We obviously both believe two different things. I choose to go by reports and studies conducted by NASA, NOAA and what Dr. Masters posts--and not those reported by climate-skeptic.com, which by its very name indicates bias. We will respectfully disagree on this issue. Thank you for the spirited discussion.
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Time for some dinner....NRAamy you post guard....LOL.....BBL
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Yes DDR...will be very wet here later tonight and into tomorrow....
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AOI

AOI

AOI
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Quoting NRAamy:
no nails, Tampa...gets in the way of the trigger....

;)


I need to still purchase that body armor i was needing before.......LOL
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Quoting BurnedAfterPosting:
Dear Navy site and weather dudes from the NHC;

"WeatherUndergrounds' main blog is on a fast track to self-destruction if we do not get a storm soon. Please can you just find something out there to tag as an invest. We do not want anything that will have impact on land, maybe some beneficial rain to Texas, not sure you are the experts."

Sincerely;

A concerned blogger


Ummm. There may be something that does both. GFS has been hinting at something trying to get its act together in the WGOM next week coming on land next week on TX/LA border. 12 Z CMC 850 vortex seems to come on board. Just hinting. My NWS finally mentioned it as a tropical wave. Does anyone know what the upper atmosphere looks like in that area at around 140hrs? I know the water is insanely hot.
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no nails, Tampa...gets in the way of the trigger....

;)
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Quoting TampaSpin:


Trust me it ain't the tail im worried about as much as the Nails........LOL


Ouch, visual image lol
Quoting BurnedAfterPosting:
\


Tampa should know by now that purple dinosaurs have really long tails lol


Trust me it ain't the tail im worried about as much as the Nails........LOL
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Quoting NRAamy:
Tampa....we may live on opposite coasts, but you're not too far away for me to smack you upside the head, boy...

;)


I think i understand.......ROFLMAO.....i think i just got thumped....
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694. Gorty
That thing near the Bahamas, the NAM has 999mb by 18Z Friday.

The NAM have this thing a TS.

The GFS lowest pressure with it is a TD; 1008 mb.
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hello everybody im finally back for the hurricane season after being away almost the entire summer. I have been lurking though most of the summer and it is sad how this blog has turned to constant bickering wars between people over opinions. Just hoping that people can settle their issues before the peak of the season
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Cane:
http://climatesci.org/
www.co2science.org/
http://www.surfacestations.org/
http://www.climate-skeptic.com/
JunkScience.com

All these for starters, all credible and not backed by obscure tampered ubranized weather stations sitting next to heat vents..lol
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Quoting NRAamy:
Tampa....we may live on opposite coasts, but you're not too far away for me to smack you upside the head, boy...

;)
\


Tampa should know by now that purple dinosaurs have really long tails lol
Tampa....we may live on opposite coasts, but you're not too far away for me to smack you upside the head, boy...

;)
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Quoting Weather456:


You mean Aruba dem'.

Geography.

Now over the ocean the ITCZ converges between the ITCZ which can reach as far as 10N over the tropical Atlantic.

But becuz of the contontnent of central America, the convergence occurs further inland where the land is most heated. Thus aruba most of the time lies within the easterly flow which is dry. Also dry air from N SA impacts the islands. Also they are flat and are not able to benefit from relief rainfall. These factors conspire to make Aruba one of the driest places in the Caribbean, I'm gonna post a graphic shortly.


not based on real conditions

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Dear Navy site and weather dudes from the NHC;

"WeatherUndergrounds' main blog is on a fast track to self-destruction if we do not get a storm soon. Please can you just find something out there to tag as an invest. We do not want anything that will have impact on land, maybe some beneficial rain to Texas, not sure you are the experts."

Sincerely;

A concerned blogger
672 - Keeper of the Gate - Very well put. I've seen a lot of "Blog Wars" which were actually caused by miscommunication - the individual picked up the thread part way through and didn't know what had been said before. A little courtesy goes a really long way. I feel bad when anybody gets banned because even opposite points of view are often helpful in clarifying information - the debate itself is educational.
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686. DDR
Quoting Weather456:


You mean Aruba dem'.

Geography.

Now over the ocean the ITCZ converges between the ITCZ which can reach as far as 10N over the tropical Atlantic.

But becuz of the contontnent of central America, the convergence occurs further inland where the land is most heated. Thus aruba most of the time lies within the easterly flow which is dry. Also dry air from N SA impacts the islands. Also they are flat and are not able to benefit from relief rainfall. These factors conspire to make Aruba one of the driest places in the Caribbean, I'm gonna post a graphic shortly.

Thanks 456
I got some short lived showers a bit earlier,nothing much to speak off but hopefully tomorrow there will be sparks in the sky.I noticed moisture from the wave heading northward,straight for Barbados.
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Quoting NRAamy:
do you know how many fake emails have been posted about me? Puh-lease...that's weak, dude....



But your the purple dinosaur...named FELIX.....OH NO.........LOL
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672: Like it, KOTG

Combine it with the video and we might have a smidgen of civility.


Internet: Useful Tips: How To Behave On An Internet Forum
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683. amd
Quoting BurnedAfterPosting:
well looks like 2006 is about to get the permanent boot

it is a huge no-no to fabricate an email to try and show bad light onto someone else


dont they have a term for that in the read world? and isnt it punishable by jailtime?


it's called libel. Typically libel isn't a criminal issue, but it certainly can be a civil issue.

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Quoting stormsurge39:
Tampa spin i live in mobile, al. right on the coast. Ive been thru Fredric, George,Danny, Ivan,and katrina. Hurricanes are the most awesome spectecal of weather on earth. they are also the most destructive force on earth that cause misery for many people. I wish them on know one, but at the same time enjoy tracking them. I hope your wrong about the gulf!


Its all wait and see......don't get excited about anything....just my thoughts....and current Steering maps.....
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do you know how many fake emails have been posted about me? Puh-lease...that's weak, dude....

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Cane:
UAH VS NoAA

http://www.climateaudit.org/

SEEEEEE! =D

Follow the link, read and you'll see how NOAA gaffed it. I admire your passion though =D
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Cane:
UAH VS NoAA

http://www.climateaudit.org/

SEEEEEE! =D

Follow the link, read and you'll see how NOAA gaffed it. I admire your passion though =D
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well looks like 2006 is about to get the permanent boot

it is a huge no-no to fabricate an email to try and show bad light onto someone else


dont they have a term for that in the real world? and isnt it punishable by jailtime?
Aside from the previously link I included, here's another. This is from NASA. The other is from NOAA.

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/2007/

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Quoting DDR:
I have a question,anyone can answer.
Why are the Netherland Antillies so dry?
I other words what prevents the itcz from frequenting those islands?


You mean Aruba dem'.

Geography.

Now over the ocean the ITCZ converges between the ITCZ which can reach as far as 10N over the tropical Atlantic.

But becuz of the contontnent of central America, the convergence occurs further inland where the land is most heated. Thus aruba most of the time lies within the easterly flow which is dry. Also dry air from N SA impacts the islands. Also they are flat and are not able to benefit from relief rainfall. These factors conspire to make Aruba one of the driest places in the Caribbean, I'm gonna post a graphic shortly.
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Like drak would use the word "persons" in that context. Reaaaalllly.

He might correct someone else that did, actually.
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Im contacting the Navy site to see if we cant get an invest to track, anywhere please!! lol

I think this blog will self destruct if it stays quiet til August.
Quoting IKE:


At least he thought of me.....


ROFLMAO.......I'm just glad i wasn't mentioned......I THINK.......LOL
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671. IKE
Quoting TampaSpin:


Thats really nice posting a private email......NICE.......OMG..what have we stooped to!


At least he thought of me.....
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Cane,i have posted 3 and i havent heard a thing from you that disprove any of it..
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Pardon the expression, but thats so high school.

lol
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Tampa spin i live in mobile, al. right on the coast. Ive been thru Fredric, George,Danny, Ivan,and katrina. Hurricanes are the most awesome spectecal of weather on earth. they are also the most destructive force on earth that cause misery for many people. I wish them on know one, but at the same time enjoy tracking them. I hope your wrong about the gulf!
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Quoting NRAamy:
Rmadillo....must have been a pre-emptive strike...my name is NRAamy ya know...

;)

I'll fix it...


You don't want to mess with Amy....LOL
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666. DDR
I have a question,anyone can answer.
Why are the Netherland Antillies so dry?
I other words what prevents the itcz from frequenting those islands?
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665. IKE
Quoting TampaSpin:


Thats really nice posting a private email......NICE.......OMG..what have we stooped to!


LMAO!

Man oh man....this blog is in need of a lot.

Too much.....
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IKE...I sure am glad we're friends now...you crack me up, man...

:)
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Post 656, give it up. That email cannot be real.
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