Tropical Weather Discussion

Statement as of 2:00 am EDT on August 29, 2016

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane
Gaston, located several hundred miles east of Bermuda, on Tropical
Depression Eight, located a few hundred miles southeast of
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and on Tropical Depression Nine,
located about 100 miles southwest of Key West, Florida.

A weak trough of low pressure located just offshore of the central
coast of Texas is producing disorganized showers and a few
thunderstorms over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and adjacent
coastal areas.  Proximity to land and only marginally favorable
upper-level winds are expected to inhibit development while the
system moves slowly southwestward during the next day or so. For
additional information on the rainfall associated with this system,
please see products from your local National Weather Service office.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent
* formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent

A tropical wave is expected to move offshore of the West Coast of
Africa later today or tonight.  Conditions are expected to be
favorable for gradual development of this system later this week
while it moves westward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent
* formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent

&&
public advisories on Tropical Depression Eight are issued under WMO
header wtnt33 knhc and under AWIPS header miatcpat3.
Forecast/advisories on Tropical Depression Eight are issued under
WMO header wtnt23 knhc and under AWIPS header miatcmat3.

Public advisories on Tropical Depression Nine are issued under WMO
header wtnt34 knhc and under AWIPS header miatcpat4.
Forecast/advisories on Tropical Depression Nine are issued under
WMO header wtnt24 knhc and under AWIPS header miatcmat4.

$$
Forecaster Brown


		
		

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