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 , 3:40 PM GMT on October 08, 2006
The tropical Atlantic is quiet today. An area of thunderstorms off the coast of South Carolina is due to an upper level low pressure system. This system is under only 10 knots of wind shear, but will not be around long enough to develop into a tropical depression. Strong westerly winds will carry the disurbance out to sea over cooler waters over the next few days.
An area of disturbed weather over the eastern Bahamas is associated with an upper-level trough. Wind shear is extremely high--40 knots--and this disurbance will not develop.
The models are not predicting any tropical storm formation this week.
It's an El Nino year quiet time in the Atlantic, so enjoy another quiet Sunday, everyone!
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