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4 Nov 2009, 2:14 pm

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone – I really don’t have much to talk about today, weatherwise… It’s still VERY quiet. Here take a look at the infrared satellite, which shows the temperature of the cloud tops (the colder the cloud, the more red you will see). Note how nearly 75% of the U.S. is cloud free. The only cloud cover see is around the Great Lakes, which is associated with a fast moving, moisture-starved, clipper system.

IR

The other thing to note is the cloud cover that is streaming up from the Gulf of Mexico. This cloudiness is actually coming from a Tropical Depression that has formed in the southern Caribbean. Could this become Tropical Storm Ida? It has been a very quiet hurricane season thus far, which actually wraps up November 30th.

Tropical Depression 11

The yellow arrow shows the specs on TD11 as of 1:00 EST

Next Storm Develops West

Take a look at the image below (Forecast for 1AM Friday), the next storm system is beginning to take shape in the Pacific Northwest. Moisture will spread east through the weekend and early next week. Maybe… perhaps… we’ll have something more interesting to talk about next week, stay tuned!

forecast

Welp, that’s it for now – come again real soon, won’t you!

Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation

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