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    Tropical Storm Nadine

    Anyone else interested by the path of Nadine? Seems like it did a full loop and came all the way around again! Seemed like a weird path for a tropical storm...very interesting to me. Comments?

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    im interested to see where it goes and how does it effect other storm deveopment off off Africa. Does it feed it or starve it?
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    It looks like the Cape Verde season is over... We will have to look towards development closer to the coast.
    We tend to get 1 or 2 storms in October off the East Coast that are like hybrid systems that develop from tropical activity and stalled frontal boundaries. These storms might be only tropical storm status but massive in size.

    September is usually exciting with the tropical activity, but October is my favorite month.
    Hopefully this October comes through!

    PS. Nadine has been alive for 18 days, which is pretty unusual, but not unheard of. I recall a storm in recent years that was alive for like an entire month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    It looks like the Cape Verde season is over... We will have to look towards development closer to the coast.
    We tend to get 1 or 2 storms in October off the East Coast that are like hybrid systems that develop from tropical activity and stalled frontal boundaries. These storms might be only tropical storm status but massive in size.
    How do you know that it's over?

    Also, those storms you speak of are less hyped, and tend to be my favorite. Overall not too impressive of a hurricane season, but I can't complain. September looks like it will end with every single day being pretty much rideable here in my little stretch of coast. It hasn't been lake flat all month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    How do you know that it's over?
    Increasing westerly shear in the tropics as polar westerlies descend in latitude during autumn = end of game for Cape Verde season. Looking at recent satellite loops, you can see a large amount of shear all across the Atlantic. Tropicals don't do well in a shearing environment.

    The Cape Verde season is closing a little earlier than normal this year due to the nascent El Nino in the Pacific. El Nino tends to enhance westerly shear in the Atlantic basin.
    Last edited by Mid-Life Crisis; Sep 28, 2012 at 04:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    How do you know that it's over?
    Cape Verde season is generally end of August through September, and right now there is no activity to speak of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    It looks like the Cape Verde season is over...
    well, that's depressing. seems like this season was even worse than last year, down here in SE NC...anyone else from down here agree or disagree?

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    Thanks Swellinfo,
    hey could you send one of those swells up on a weekday? nothing better than playing hooky for a fall swell.

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    bad winter and bad summer...depressing. still have two months of cane season. forecasts are predicting lots of noreasters though so we shall see.

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    maybe off the subject a little and hope you dont mind, isnt an el nino season good for low pressure systems comming off the mid atlantic states and creating a good fetch for generating swells all up and down the east coast....just wondering