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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
98L 80% Red Circle Needs to Beat SAL... Being Squished Today. Needs to Pull It Together to Make the Models Get the Gold. New Wave Forecast to be GASTON Departs Africa
Tuesday Morning and back at square one watching loops of Invest 98L trying to stay alive and maintain that coveted prize name of Fiona. Worried it won't make the bronze right now, but conditions may improve. Models like it enough and even see it forming, lifting NW into the Atlantic as GASTON moves onto the map in a few days. I'm not feeling it ... I can see where it's possible but by all rules of meteorology 98L has to be strong enough to develop a clear center and only that center would sniff out the weakness in the huge High and lunge for it like a good athlete. This is where we are today, Tuesday morning, watching an elongated but strong wave move West underneath a strong, heavy High. Tropical development, like life itself, is all about timing.
The bright yellow and blue is our hero.
The 50 shades of gray in the top left corner...
...is our antagonist.
Well if you hate tropical storms you could flip that...
You can barely make out our Invest below.
You can see the High hovering over it.
Strangling it's structure.
Making it hard to breathe.
Breathing to a tropical system is ventilating.
You can see the faint weakness developing in the High...
Remember when you were a child and you learned to ride a bike?
A lot of parents today record everything and put it online.
Watch Marcus trying to use his bike with the training wheels.
Got to watch out for those bumps....
And then one day you get TALL ENOUGH...
to reach the pedals and try it without the training wheels.
Note a wave needs to develop.
A Tropical Storm needs Hot Towers.
Needs to reach up into the atmosphere...
...or it goes more to the West.
And sometimes misses it's door way to fame...
..or fame is delayed as it gets further West.
Time will tell...
Riding with out training wheels....
There is still the question of dust.
Invests are allergic to dust.
SAL strangling 98L
A close up #SELFIE of 98L
Shows SAL wrapped all the way into 98L
So if 98L intensifies as the models forecast.
It can reach up on it's tippy toes...
..and sneak through the weakness in the high that is forecast to open.
GFS shows a stronger Fiona.
GFS makes a sharp left turn.
EURO... a bit skeptical.
EURO keeps it more to the west, a weaker storm.
I hate to choose Veronica over Betty here...
At the moment I'm with the EURO.
Message to 98L:
Prove me wrong.
I'll be glad to go with the GFS...
Right now all I see is Squishy vs Fiona.
Note models that break go West...
The rest go North West.
NHC gives this a red velvet cake walk to be Fiona
As for all the rest of the soon to be storms....
...I'm trying to focus on Invest 98L
Deal with them once they are here.
Sort of like that weakness in the high...
It's a buy one get one half price for sushi on Tuesday at Muras ;)
The satellite image below shows 3 possible named storms.
Nice pocket that "GASTON" has now ...
Let's see what it does once it swims in the ocean.
As 98L moves to around 45 W in theory...
...if the models are right.
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Ps A song from back in 1995 when we had a parade of named storms.
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