The Big Picture, 9 Sept

Just a few weak tropical systems today, Fengshen (off of Honshu) is the strongest at 55 knots but should stay just short of hurricane force as it rapidly passes offshore Japan.  Of the two investigation areas off of Africa, the second one has some potential to develop in the 3 to 5 day range, and the area off the south coast of Mexico will probably be declared a depression in the next day or so.  Here’s an overview, a composite of five geosynchronous satellite images this morning (the black triangle over the pole is because geosynchronous satellites, which hover 23 thousand miles over the equator, can’t see the poles.


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