Alexandria, LA 71301
Last Updated: 10/30/14 14:44:38 EDT
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Hurricane Summary POSTED: October 30, 2014 9:55 a.m. Low Pressure Near Virgin Islands Monitored Closely An area of low pressure north of the Virgin Islands has showers and thunderstorms to the around 100 miles east of the low that continues to look impressive at times on satellite images. This eastward tilt in the system is due to strong 25-30 knot westerly shear. This shear is expected to remain quite strong through the next few days. As the system gains more latitude it will encounter even stronger upper-level winds and stronger shear. During the past 12 hours, satellite microwave images have shown near gale-force winds to the east and northeast of the low-level center. However, this same satellite data does not show a completely closed off low level wind flow. This is the main reason why this system has not been upgraded. This area of low pressure has less than 24 hours to develop a coherent low-level circulation center before it moves into stronger vertical wind shear. Current computer forecasts have backed off from supporting development. Instead the system will probably track more northwest then north and the clouds, showers and thunderstorms will get strung out from southwest to northeast north of the Virgin Islands Thursday night and Friday. The rest of the Atlantic remains relatively quiet and we see no support for tropical development across the rest of the basin through the next five days. By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski, updated by Senior Meteorologist Mike LeSeney


 
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