By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Monday, September 25, 2023, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Tropical Cyclone 17L (Philippe)…is located about 1005 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands
Tropical Cyclone 17L (Philippe)
PHILIPPE CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE AGAINST SHEAR BUT SATELLITE WIND DATA SHOWS HIGHER WINDS
According to the NHC advisory number 11…
Philippe is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is forecast to continue for the next few days.
Satellite wind data indicates that maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast over the next few days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center.
>>> Eastern Tropical Atlantic…
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands have shown little change in organization over the past several hours.
Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development, and a tropical depression is expected to form in 2 to 3 days as the system moves west-northwestward across the central tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…60 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…high…90 percent