July 22, 2010
EDIT: My interpretaion of the infrared imagery couldn’t have been more wrong. Rather than thunderstorms being blown off a developing circulation, the thunderstorms are right at the edge of the circulation, in the southeastern Bahamas. Fine example of how to not make sweeping judgements before sunlight is on the storm. Additional news in my Friendfeed
The upper-level low off the coast of Florida may have made the Invest 97 situation real simple by absolutely killing any potential for development. It moved and expanded from where it was last yesterday afternoon (to the northwest of the system) to directly in its path. Strong upper-level winds appear to have debilitated the fledling system and sharply reduced any potential for development in the near term, if ever.
About 12 hours ago, Invest 98 was designated for disturbed weather in the Bay of Campeche. It appears that is going to be onshore this evening without tropical cyclone formation.