Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.
By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:58 PM GMT on July 15, 2006
It's another quiet weekend for the tropical Atlantic. A storm brewing off the coast of North Carolina is extratropical, and will move northeastward out to sea. An area of showers pushing ashore into Nicaragua and Honduras is associated with a tropical wave. Wind shear is high, and no development is expected. Wind shear is a very high 20 - 40 knots across the entire Caribbean, and most of the Gulf of Mexico. Shear is expected to stay high in these regions for at least the next five days, according to the GFS model. None of the reliable computer models are forecasting tropical storm formation in the Atlantic during the next six days. Shear rules!
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