Good day everyone!
Another quiet morning in the tropics!
The area mentioned yesterday located in the GOMEX near the FL. Keys, has slowly moved WNW over the past 24 hours. This feature has acquired vorticity at the mid level (500 mb). It may be possible this is trying to work to the surface, however vorticity is not noted below 500 mb at the moment. Buoy data observations around that area were useless this morning, as 2 were inoperable, and one had no recent observation updates, thus surface pressure readings and trend were not obtainable. Doppler Radar Loop imagery does indicate some rotation with this, however most likely picking up on mid level.
Looking at some parameters, the GOMEX is favorable for development, however I am not expecting anything to develop from this area, unless a surface reflection becomes apparent.
I will continue to monitor this for any changes.
The area I had been monitoring in the Caribbean, between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, has pretty much succumbed to wind shear, along with losing vorticity.
The area of disturbed weather in the CATL continues to be plagued by dry air, however it continues to pulse convection.
Upper level winds are marginal at this time, however based on the 06Z wind shear forecast, upper level winds should become more conducive over the next 24 hours. Albeit dry air is the main inhibitor, I will continue to monitor this area for any slow development over the next few days, as vorticity at the 850 mb level has become more pronounced, and concentrated over one area.
I will be monitoring a large MCS getting ready to exit the African Continent, for any signs of development as it enters the EATL. Satellite loop imagery indicates in the last 2-3 frames, cyclonic rotation is starting to occur. Depending on the forward speed of this entity, it may be able to take advantage of an upper level anticyclone forecast to develop over the Cape Verde area during the next 2-3 days.
Tropical Storm formation is not expected during the next 72 hours.
Have a blessed day!
T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST
MEMBER WEST CENTRAL FL AMS
CERTIFIED SKYWARN OFFICIAL STORM SPOTTER (advanced)