Day/Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Time: 6:15 AM CDT
ATLANTIC BASIN ACTIVITY:
Atlantic Basin Enhanced Infrared Satellite Image
Atlantic Basin Activity Map
Tropical Storm 'Nadine'
GEOS Enhanced Infrared 'Rainbow' Image
Hurricane Wind Speed Probabilities - Next 120 Hours
50-Knot Tropical Storm Wind Speed Probabilities - Next 120 Hours
Tropical Storm Wind Speed Probabilities - Next 120 Hours
Coastal Watches/Warnings And 3-Day Track Forecast Cone - Next 72 Hours
Surface Wind Field Area
Cumulative Wind History
Tropical Storm 'Nadine' is centered about 415 miles South of the Azores islands. TS 'Nadine' will meander West over the open Atlantic Basin this week, likely maintaining status as a tropical storm through the latter part of the week. Atmospheric conditions will gradually trend toward a more favorable environment for strengthening over the next day or so, which may allow TS 'Nadine' to strengthen slightly later this week. Slightly warmer Atlantic Basin water along with a decrease in the amount of upper-level wind shear impacting TS 'Nadine' will occur by mid-week. However, the most important aspect with TS 'Nadine' is that no impact to land mass will occur through at least the weekend as an upper-level Atlantic ridge of high-pressure strengthens North of the system over the Azores. That upper-level ridge of high-pressure could break down next week, giving TS 'Nadine' a chance to track back North, potentially giving the Azores another round of rain and wind from 'Nadine'.
Stay tuned here for info on any new Atlantic Basin weather activity.
Please don't forget that when these tropical systems form - whether they remain a tropical depression or develop into a named tropical storm or Category ‘1’ through ‘5’ hurricane, each of these systems will ALWAYS BE A RAIN EVENT! When the term ‘hurricane’ is written or spoken, it’s human nature to think only of the wind speeds they contain but don’t overlook the fact that there is always torrential rainfall associated with any type of tropical system!
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