23 August 2010

Tropics Are Heating Up

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Hurricane Danielle in the Mid Atlantic and a strong tropical wave near the coast of Africa. Image from Meteosat (Dundee Univrsity ground station).

We are now in the peak of the hurricane season and the Tropical Atlantic is heating up. The second hurricane of the season formed this afternoon in the mid Atlantic.

Hurricane Danielle will likely re-curve though and not affect North America. There is a slight chance of it approaching the NE coast of the U.S. or Canada.

More interesting is the strong tropical wave coming off of Africa behind it. Satellite images this evening show that it is very organized and we will likely see a tropical depression form soon after it gets away from the coast of Africa.