Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Well, That Didn't Last Long...

Tropical Storm Colin was a short lived system. By Tuesday afternoon, the storm was moving too quickly and encountering too much wind shear to hold together. The system is no longer an organized tropical storm, although the above satellite image above from this morning still shows showers and storms associated with its remnants.

Colin's remnants will continue to encounter a good bit of shear today and tomorrow, so the National Hurricane Center only gives it a 20% chance of redeveloping into a tropical depression or storm over the next couple of days. However, it may have a window of opportunity to redevelop into the weekend.

Whether or not Colin redevelops, it appears what remains of the system should stay off shore. A look at an image of model forecast tracks (courtesy of Colorado State University) shows most tracks take the storm between the east coast and Bermuda over the next 3 to 5 days.
Lee Ringer
News 14 Carolina Meteorologist

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