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Watching for Low Development off Southeast Coast

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on May 25, 2012

Watching for Low Development off Southeast Coast
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines deja vu as “a feeling that one has seen or heard something before.”

Just last weekend we saw our first named storm of the season, Alberto, form near the Southeast coast, taking a strange, c-shaped track, wrapping some light rainbands into parts of the coast from far northeast Florida to the Carolinas.

Now, just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, an area of low pressure off the Southeast coast is holding some potential for development.
For now, thunderstorms are not sufficiently organized near the area of low pressure, however, conditions are expected to become more conducive for the formation of either a subtropical or tropical depression or storm Saturday or Sunday.

Wait…”subtropical”? What’s that?

Unlike a purely “tropical” cyclone, a “subtropical” depression or storm:

• Tends to have less and more shallow thunderstorm activity near its center.
• Tends to have its strongest winds farther from the center
“Subtropical” cyclones have cooler air at any given level in the atmosphere than “tropical” cyclones. They can transition to purely tropical cyclones or hurricanes, but to do so, they’d have to suddenly generate enough thunderstorms near their low-level center to warm the core of the circulation.
Like Alberto, this system (“Beryl” if it becomes either a tropical or subtropical storm) looks like it won’t simply shift east into open waters, but rather meander around the Southeast coast, potentially bringing bands of rain, gusty winds, elevated surf, and a risk of rip currents for parts of the coast at times this weekend.

Let’s break it down day by day this holiday weekend…

• Saturday: Bands of rain, at times, along the coasts of N.C. and S.C. Strongest winds from Outer Banks to northeast S.C. Breezy along Florida’s First and Space coasts.
• Sunday: Low may limp ashore. Bands of rain, thunderstorms possible eastern Carolinas to north, central Florida (apart from typical sea-breeze PM t-storms elsewhere in Florida). Breezy/windy mainly Georgia coast to eastern Carolinas.
• Memorial Day: Low may be inland. Lingering breezes from Georgia coast to S.C., possibly N.C. Lingering showers and thunderstorms, particularly in northern Florida.

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