Cold fronts sweeping the Gulf of Mexico

Cold fronts are moving across the Gulf of Mexico with increasing frequency. These can sometimes create low pressure cells in their wake, but with a developing El Niño and cooling water, development anywhere west of the Leeward Islands seems unlikely.

Swirling moist air in waves across the intertropical convergence zone still presents development possibilities, but these are thinning as upper level shear starts to smother cyclone alley, between the Cape Verde Islands and the Caribbean. Almost there.

Stand easy.