19 August 2003

Two easterly waves worth watching in the central Atlantic...

The wave and embedded Low I mentioned yesterday just east of the Lesser
Antilles is a bit less organized today, and in fact, appears to no
longer have an embedded Low.  It is at about 14N 55W and moving W at

And the wave that exited the African coast yesterday is now passing west
of the Cape Verde Islands and tracking W at 10kts.  The axis of the wave
is at about 35W.

Of these two waves, the models favor the eastern one for development,
but not very significant.  However, a short wavelength wavetrain is
trekking across Africa and will eject a new easterly wave into the
tropical Atlantic about every two days.

Please visit my tropical Atlantic headquarters.

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