Monday, October 7, 2013

Karen Dissipated, New Atlantic Activity

Tropical Storm Karen, discussed in the preceding posts, weakened and dissipated before reaching land, bringing some heavy rain to the southeastern US.

Today there are two areas of activity in the Atlantic, shown in the graphic below. The region northeast of Hispaniola is too far north to be of concern to Caribbean interests, but the region southwest of the Cape Verde islands could become a problem. This second system is an area of disorganized thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave and is moving WNW at 10 mph. A 20 to 30 percent chance of development over the next five days is forecast by the NHC.