A look at the Tropics – November 18, 2019
A few areas we're watching to start the week out
JOPLIN, Mo. — Even though we’re nearing the end of the 2019 Hurricane Season, we can still see some activity in the Tropics during this time of the year. That’s the case with our look at the Tropics today. It’s not terribly active, but we are watching a wave in the Pacific and Atlantic to start the week out.
In the Atlantic, we have a broad low located 350 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. It has disorganized rain and t-storms associated with it and wind speeds pushing 30 mph on the northeastern side. Until upper-level winds become less conducive for tropical development and this system merges with an approaching front by the end of the week, there is a chance for this low to develop and potentially become a tropical/subtropical depression. The odds of that happening over the next 5 days sit at 50%.
In the Eastern Pacific, we have Tropcial Depression Twenty-One-E located to the south of the southern Mexican coast. This is a very weak depression with sustained wind speeds of 30 mph and a minimum central pressure of 29.74 inches or 1,007 millibars. The environment it’s in is just not conducive for any additional development. With this in mind, this depression will likely dissipate by Wednesday as it continues to slowly move westward at 6 mph. Other than this system, no other development is expected in the Eastern Pacific over the next 5 days.
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