Oct. 17, 2017 - Photos: Must-see photos of Irma damage in Jacksonville area .... hurricane Irma recap
Disturbance over SW Caribbean...
A tropical wave is mixed with a surface trough of low pressure east of the Bahamas stretching north for hundreds of miles. Little significant tropical development is expected.
A cluster of t'storms is over the Southwestern Caribbean. This area bears watching as "something" tropical might try to slowly evolve & develop.
Interesting map below tweeted by Erik Pindrock shows virtually all of Fl. has experienced at least tropical storm force winds this year... as well as the entire Gulf Coast... & as far north as N. Carolina on the east coast:
Deep oceanic heat content is still very evident - especially over the Caribbean.....
Sea surface temp. anomalies:
East Atlantic IR satellite:
Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS).
SE U.S. surface map:
Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic:
Surface analysis of the Gulf:
Extensive hurricane Irma recap - click here.
One year ago this week - hurricane Matthew made its closest approach to Jacksonville -