Active Tropics Again

A new tropical storm has taken shape in the Atlantic. Colin is a minimal tropical storm roughly 800 miles east of the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. The storm is expected to remain at the lower end of the storm strength scale over the next several day and track west-northwest.

The midday Tuesday satellite image shows Colin in the right third of the picture. High altitude winds appear to be interfering with storm organization and will likely hold storm strength in check.

A tropical wave (left of center in the image) is moving westward through the southeast Caribbean. High altitude winds are expected to hold this disturbance in check, at least in the near future.

On Thursday, August 5, NOAA/National Weather Service will release a revised outlook for the 2010 Hurricane season. August is the month when hurricane activity generally increases and outlooks are normally updated at this time.

John Collins


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