Atlantic storm synopsis - Oh say can you see...?

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Gulf coast tracking Disturbance Twelve crossed the boarder westbound into Texas by the dawn's early light causing locally heavy rainfall across the region but won't develop and is likely to go off our radar tomorrow.

Disturbance Ten is close to the coast of Nicaragua gallantly streaming west at 12 knots. This will disappear into Central America tomorrow without tropical development.

Disturbance Eleven passed the Windward Islands yesterday at twilight's last gleaming moving west at 18 knots. No tropical development is expected.

Disturbance Fourteen is now centred about three days west of the Cape Verde Islands and despite the perilous fight with airborne sand, has organised itself a low pressure centre and has a slightly increased chance of becoming a depression or weak tropical storm over the next few days. This will track to the west-nor'west and probably curve away to the north well before reaching the Caribbean and well to the east of the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Happy Independence Day to the 43% of our addressees.

Stand easy.