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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Atlantic Disturbance Diminishes

Earlier this week INVEST 92 was recognized as having a strong potential of organizing and developing into the first named tropical system of the 2010 season. It was unusual in that storms rarely develop off the African coast this early in the season, yet that is not unheard of. Tropical Storm Ana developed early in the 1979 season from the same area of the Atlantic Ocean.

As the week progressed and having reached a likelihood of 60% that a depression would form, dry air and shearing winds broke this system apart. The satellite image still shows heavy clouds in the Atlantic that are heading for the windward islands. While the system will not be an organized storm, the potential for heavy tropical rains from this storm are likely in some of the islands.

2010 Atlantic Hurricanes (courtesy of

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