Please excuse the stupid question, but is there anyway that the tail could form and make a tropical storm itself
To elaborate a little...
Sometimes a wave or a tropical mass of energy (you know, the blobs...) can split into two and may or may not develop. However, when there is at least a somewhat organized system like Dolly, the center or developing core often siphons the energy that anything else in the vicinity could use to develop. In addition, Dolly's outflow would shear anything else apart.
Post by stephanie guillot on Jul 21, 2008 19:00:53 GMT -6
I thought that this would be appropriate in this thread. Here is a little excerpt from the Farmers Almanac site. Perhaps off by a day or a few days, but it is coming to pass now.
July 2008 1st-3rd Tornado weather for Texas, Oklahoma, and parts of New Mexico and Arkansas. 4th-7th Hot weather for the Fourth of July weekend.Thunderstorms for Gulf Coast, followed by clearing. 8th-11th Hot over New Mexico. Rain for Texas and Gulf Coast, followed by clearing.Threatening skies over the Southern Rockies. Thunderstorms over the Southern Plains, then fair. 12th-15th Hot and dry, then more thunderstorms over the Southern Plains. 16th-19th Windy conditions, with squalls for the Southern Plains. Hurricane threat for the Texas, Louisiana coasts. 20th-23rd Hot, then scattered showers. 24th-27th Hot again, then strong winds and rain through New Mexico. Some thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast, followedby clearing skies. 28th-31st Gusty thunderstorms for Texas and parts ofNew Mexico and Oklahoma.
I don't know, nolasim. Dolly has been out in the warm open waters all day, and no BOOM. :-/
Keep an eye on the infrared satellite. I think the BOOM is taking place right now. The western side of the core got its act together quickly. As soon as that central band of convection wraps around to the east side, it will be game on.