Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tropical Depression 2 Fades Away
Prospects for Next System Look Stronger

August 15 Update: TD 2 has revived and become Tropical Storm Ana.

Original post:
Unlike the little engine that could, Tropical Depression 2 was the heat engine that couldn't. The system, small in size to begin with, struggled against increasingly dry surrounding air and unfavorable wind shear until it faded away to a remnant low pressure area with maximum winds of 30 mph this afternoon. The last official advisory was issued by the National Hurricane Center at 5 pm today.

The next system, a tropical wave about 250 miles south of the Cape Verde Islands, is becoming better organized, and it's being given a high chance (greater than 50%) of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next couple of days.

Image (click to enlarge): Atlantic tropical cyclone activity map from National Hurricane Center

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