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Tuesday Morning Tropics Check (09/03/2013)

Western Caribbean disturbance satellite image (11/05/2015)
Posted at 7:31 AM, Sep 03, 2013
and last updated 2014-05-02 08:23:32-04

The tropics still remain quiet at the start of September. With decent amounts of dry air and wind shear over the Atlantic Ocean it has been difficult for systems in the tropics to develop. However, there is currently a system in the eastern Caribbean Sea that has the potential to develop. This system looks to try and develop significantly in the next few days, but it is slightly disorganized, currently. The National Hurricane Center has given it though a 50% of development in the next few days. It is currently moving to the WNW at 10 mph and could eventually move over the island of Hispanola and arrive in the Bahamas by the weekend. 

In addition, there are two areas of interest, one near the Yucatan Peninsula and the other is near the coast of Africa. Both have dismal chances of becoming a tropical cyclone and as of now pose almost no threat to the United States, let alone the Big Bend region.

Obviously here at the Storm Team we will keep you update on the the entire tropics as we keep an eye on it for you.