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TWO DISTURBANCES BEING MONITORED FOR POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT

TWO DISTURBANCES BEING MONITORED FOR POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT

July 27, 20171434Views

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Disturbance 1 is centered over 500 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. A weak low pressure has formed near 11N, 31W, and it is generating a disorganized area of squalls. Some slight intensification is possible over the next few days as it moves westward. However, the disturbance is close to a large area of dry air, which is likely to interfere with any development. Thus, the chance of development is assessed at 30 percent.

A Disturbance is approaching the coast of western Africa, and it is likely to reach the eastern Atlantic in the next 24 hours. Some strengthening is possible as the westerly moving tropical wave traverses the tropical Atlantic between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. However, model guidance is now showing less development than in previous days. Thus, the chance of development is decreased to 20 percent.

Both systems are being monitored and the DDM will provide updates accordingly.

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