Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tropical Storm Aletta Shifts Out to Sea; New Development Possible

Tropical Storm Aletta is currently moving westward in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far west of Mexico, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Winds are sustained at a fair 45 MPH, making for a moderately weak tropical storm. The system is expected to fade out as the westward movement continues, with an eventual turn to the north, before the system becomes post-tropical.

And of course, because the East Pacific needs more storms than the Atlantic (which should be achievable with the now-dead La Nina), we have an area of potential development over the next several days. While it is at 10% now, the National Hurricane Center has indicated that development appears possible over the next several days.

And lastly, we have an area of weak showers drifting around in the far northeast Atlantic. Yes, there is a circulation judging by visible clouds, but there is also a patch of tightly wrapped showers within the system. Needless to say, there is a 0% chance for development as it isn't even classified as an invest at this point.

Andrew

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice idea.. thanks for sharing.