Tuesday, August 11, 2009

AccuWeather.com - Tropical Update

A tropical wave and an associated area of low pressure located along 29 west, south of 21 north, continues to be monitored for possible tropical development. The wave is located just to the west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving west at around 10 knots. Latest satellite imagery shows that the wave continues to lose much of its deep thunderstorm activity and this trend is expected to continue. An elongated trough just to the west of the wave is helping to increase the upper-level wind shear over the eastern Atlantic. Satellite imagery depicts this well as cirrus clouds from the thunderstorm activity are being pulled northeastward away from the wave. Latest computer guidance suggests that shear may weaken as the wave moves westward the next day or two, and some development is possible if the wave can hold together.

A second tropical wave and an associated area of low pressure located along 60 west, south of 18 north, is also being monitored for possible tropical development. However, much of the convection associated with this wave has been diminishing on Monday night despite a 1013 mb low present. This wave will be entering an area of higher wind shear over the eastern Caribbean as it moves to the west. As a result, development, if any, would be slow to occur.  We are also tracking tropical waves along 49 west, south of 18 north, along 74 west, south of 16 north, and along 93 west, south of 16 north. All three of these other waves are moving west at 10-15 knots and show little chance of development. Strong upper-level winds and dry air are preventing any of these waves from developing.

By AccuWeather.com Meteorologists Josh Newhard and Carl Erickson


Monday, July 27, 2009

Tropical Update

Much of the Atlantic Basin remains quiet but we are watching several tropical waves. The first wave is located along 62 west, south of 18 north moving west at 20 knots. Convection has been flaring up and down with this wave, although pressures remain high. A large area of dry, Saharan dust to the north and northeast of the wave combining with upper-level shear will continue to inhibit development. A second tropical wave is located along 38 west and south of 15 north and it is moving west at 15-20 knots. This wave is being sheared and shows no sign of development. A third wave is over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and is being sheared by an upper trough so development, if any, will be slow.  By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Capitol Area Energy Announces New Website

Capitol Area Energy is pleased to announce the launch of our new website! The new site features information on our energy management program and energy resources to better serve our customers.We also now have the ability to provide live quotes with our on-line consultants. Overall, we feel the site will help us better serve you!


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