Saturday, September 21, 2013

"Hurricane Drought" Continues In the Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico...

...and the only people complaining about it are a select few of the "usual suspects" in the mainstream media.

The system that I blogged about at the beginning of the week (or last weekend?) in the Gulf of Mexico is in the process of being absorbed by a cool front at this time, so it no longer poses a threat of organizing into a tropical system:

Moisture from this system as well as the remnants of a tropical system in the Pacific did produce widespread, beneficial rainfall across much of southcentral and eastern Texas on Thursday and Friday, with 3-6 inches deposited in a good chunk of the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone (which lies immediately to the West of the Austin/San Antonio corridor).

The image below is the storm total rainfall estimate from the dual-pol radar at the New Braunfels airport (between Austin and San Antonio, scale in inches at the left hand side):

So, what are the prospects for organized tropical weather in the upcoming week to 10 days?  Pretty low the way it looks right now, but we'll keep an eye on it...

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