HURRICANE FRED NEAR CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

Rains and strong winds are spreading across the southernmost  Cape Verde Islands where hurricane warnings are posted.

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...17.2N 24.6W
ABOUT 165 MI...270 KM N OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.21 INCHES

fred

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Cape Verde Islands

nhcprog

Once the hurricane moves past the Cape Verde Islands it will begin to weaken and turn to the west with strong wind shear eventually ripping this storm apart. Nothing has changed in the overall upper air pattern across the Atlantic which creates a largely hostile environment for any tropical system as it tries to move across. This probably suggests that any tropical storms that are going to be threats need to develop west of 60 west and north of 20 N or in other words they need to be basically home grown systems. Right now there seems little chance of anything happening anytime soon.

Liked it? Take a second to support joestradamus on Patreon!