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November 24, 2017

NHC monitoring two disturbances in eastern Atlantic


NHC monitoring two disturbances in eastern Atlantic

NEW ORLEANS —Tropical Storm Jose is still meandering in the open waters of the Atlantic, but the National Hurricane Center…


Tropical Storm Jose is still meandering in the open waters of the Atlantic, but the National Hurricane Center is now tracking two disturbances in the tropics.

The National Hurricane Center said Thursday that two disturbances in the eastern Atlantic are being monitored for potential development.

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One disturbance, located 800 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, has a 70 percent chance of development over the next five days. Officials said the tropical wave is producing disorganized showers and cloudiness.

“Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development of this system,” the National Hurricane Center said.

The disturbance could form into a tropical depression early next week while it moves westward at about 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic.

The other disturbance, south of the Cabo Verde Islands, is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms, officials said. The tropical wave has a 70 percent chance of development over the next five days.

“This system has become much better organized since yesterday and could become a tropical depression during the next couple of days before upper-level winds become less conducive for development,” officials said.

The disturbance is forecast to move west to west-northwestward at 10-15 mph.


Source: 4029 Northwest Arkansas News NHC monitoring two disturbances in eastern Atlantic

NHC monitoring two disturbances in eastern Atlantic

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