TD4 - off the cape verdes

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Swellinfo, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006

    This tropical season has been relatively calm so far, however september is generally the time when we start seeing things pick up.

    TD #4 developed today southeast of the Cape Verde Islands. This is way far away from the US at this point.

    The official NHC forecast, takes TD4 into a tropical storm over the next 24 hours, and then gradually strenghtening over the next several days. The most important thing to keep an eye on here is the path. The official forecast, following closely to the GFS model, takes this storm on a Northwest path. This isn't the most ideal situation for East Coast swell, but would none the less put the storm in the East Coast swell window (likely more so for the northern half of the coast).

    Just to throw out a possible situation. If this storm would follow the projected strength/path (which is sure to change), we are looking at a swell 7-9 days out.

    So, finally some action in the tropics. Check out the Swellinfo wave maps (based on GFS model) tracking the storm.

    Swellinfo will be creating its own tropical imagery, graphics, and tracking maps, but until then I like using wundergrounds resources:

    Any thoughts on TD#4?
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2006
  2. beaner

    beaner Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    yeah, well the sand is **** in jersey right now so we'll see what happens...i'm guessing closeouts everywhere that is IF there are waves :eek:

  3. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    Ya, I know. Some wind swell action would be nice before any G swells come...

    That will be some sand around.
  4. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    TS Debbie

    So, what do you guys thinking about TS Debbie.

    Is she going to be like most women, getting our hopes up, just to leave us hanging?

    Or is Debbie going to produce?