Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tropical Activity on July 6, 2013

On the Atlantic side are two areas of interest. West of Africa there's a region of disorganized thunderstorms with conditions reasonably good for rotation and further development, so this needs to be watched. The large region of thunderstorms in the Gulf of Mexico that has been there for days continues strong activity but remains disinclined to rotate.

The outflow from the system in the Gulf of Mexico is heading north over the United States where it's causing significant amounts of rain. This can be seen in the moisture graphic below.

Over on the Pacific side we have the remnant depression of Dalila, still making 30 to 40 mph winds, and Erick, which became a hurricane this morning. The outflow and rainbands from both Hurricane Erick and the system in the Gulf are producing rain and thunderstorm activity in Guatemala.

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