Almost time to run down the shutters on the 2016 season

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Frontal activity dominates the skies across the southern United States and well out to the east into the central Atlantic whilst ring-fenced to the south - clearly visible on satellite imagery - a wide band of upper level shear extends from south America to the Azores. This has arrested the westbound Atlantic production line where vertical air columns are being stopped dead a short distance east of the Windward Islands and shredded by upper level shear.

Winter defences would seem to be almost complete.

It would appear that the stock rooms are almost empty and the 2016 season is near to closing. A few late flurries of rising air remain and these need to cleared from the shelves before we run the shutters down, raid the staff pension fund and buy a big yacht.

Stand easy.