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Adrian

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Dora

 

 

Eugene

 


Fernanda

 

 

 

Greg

 

 

Hilary

 

Irwin

 

 

Jova

 

 

Kenneth

 

Lidia

 

Max

 

Norma

 

Otis

 

Pilar

 

 

Ramon

 

Selma

 

Todd

 

Veronica

 

  Wiley   Xina   York  

 

Zelda

 

 

Pacific Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook from National Hurricane center Miami florida


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What is a Tropical wave and where do they come from?
Normally a tropical wave starts off as a sand storm in the Sahara Desert. Especially in the summer months there is a significant temperature gradient between the hot desert and the cooler waters along the Gulf of Guinea Coast.  So this hot, dust and sand filled wind starts moving west and developing into a trough of low. The wave, now bow shaped, is now being transported by the African Eastern Jet which moves east west across the Atlantic. 
A new tropical wave departs western North Africa about every 2-4 days between April and November, with about 60-65 waves per year, on average.
In the Atlantic 85% of all their major hurricanes have their origins traceable to these African waves and about 60% of all tropical storm and cat 1-2 hurricanes are spawned by these waves. 
Those that make it across the Atlantic and the Caribbean without tropical development (a tropical storm or hurricane) normally cross Central America and end up in the Eastern Pacific basin where they looking for a low to stimulate in the waters warmer than 80 degrees.

Sea surface temperature eastern Pacific and Sea of Cortez