Masters student in tropical meteorology at FSU. Raised in Alaskan blizzards, but drawn toward tropical cyclones by their superior PGF.
By: Levi32 , 10:51 PM GMT on August 18, 2006
Update 6:45pm Eastern Time: The strong tropical wave off Africa continues to sustain deep convection. There are still no new QuikScat passes to anylize the circulation. Satellite continues to show strong rotation. SSTs are warmer ahead of the system, and wind shear and dry air are at a minimum. Right now the overall environment is looking healthy, and this wave has significant potential to develop into a tropical depression during the next 24-48 hours as it heads west to WNW.
SSD Dvorak Intensity Estimates
SSD tropical formation probability and other maps
CIMSS satellite derived winds and analysis
National Hurricane Center
Latest visible pic of African wave (updated every 3 hours)
HI-RES IR loop of African wave (images updated hourly)
Full-disk IR loop of African wave (images updated hourly)
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