Easterly Waves

The local area may be influenced by Tropical Easterlies during August and September due to the location of KNPA at 30 degrees N. Northward extensions of tropical troughs will occur when the Bermuda Ridge is displaced from the northern gulf to overland areas along the Gulf Coast and will influence the local area with activity moving from east to west. The easterly low irregularities will increase shower activity along the Gulf Coast.

Easterly low irregularities can be detected in the low level wind chart for the Florida Peninsula and Panhandle, GOES imagery and by using a low-level continuous streamline analysis that covers the Atlantic and Caribbean.

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