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Forecasts Indicate Latest Wave Bears Watching

Aug. 23, 2004 – A westward-moving tropical wave in the Tropical Atlantic region Monday maintained the attention of hurricane forecasters. The wave, located at 18 degrees north latitude and 25 degrees west longitude, was moving across the Cape Verde Islands, meteorologist George Sambataro said.
"Satellite imagery seems to be indicating some low- and mid-level circulation," Sambataro said. But he said the wave is showing a "lack of serious shower and thunderstorm activity due to the shearing it is undergoing at the present time." Computer models show that the weather system bears watching for development.
Meantime, another tropical wave, this one in the mid-Atlantic at 20 degrees north latitude and 42 degrees west longitude, was being affected by both the "lack of convection and the effects of wind shear."
A third wave, located in the Western Caribbean near 82 degrees west longitude, is sending showers and thundershowers over that region, primarily affecting the coasts of Honduras and Belize.
The remains of Danielle are drifting northward about 775 miles southwest of the Azores with no signs of redevelopment. Sambataro said there "is no other area of concern out there, and I expect that to continue for the next several days."
Heavy showers across the Virgin Islands on Monday afternoon were associated with a weak trough passing over from the northeast. "Tranquil seas are expected to continue over the Atlantic and Caribbean waters through mid-week," forecaster Gladys Rubio said on Monday. The wet weather could continue through Monday night with temperatures lower than usual, just under 80 degrees.

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