After the latest news, it seems we have another fall from Grace for us this hurricane season. Hopefully, everyone had a great holiday weekend and was able to catch a few small waves in the process! As Fred tailed away and Grace has flared up behind him, the consistent wind sheer aloft the Caribbean has hindered the development of almost every storm that we’ve had this season from the incumbent El Nino conditions. Grace picked up steam early and looked to be projecting a good path. Then, once she hit the forcefield of dry air, she downgraded to a depression and looks to lose her name once she gets even remotely close to the U.S.
The most productive storms so far this season (providing any decent waves) have been the ones that have flared up closer to land. It seems that we are running a string of good storms as of late, we just need to catch a window of good air to give us a lasting glimmer of hope this season.
There is going to be a shift in the jet stream later this week, and we do have some small, long-period swells out there from all of the turbulent weather we’ve had over the last couple of weeks. So, never give up hope until we officially get out of the season. After all, we have well over a month to go. Invest 92L (yet to be officially named) has formed off the Bermuda coast, and with water temps still heating up, we may have some higher percentages of these types of systems flaring up closer to home before we see the next spinner coming off Africa!
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WIND: light SE winds in AM less than 5 increasing to 5-10 in PM
SWELL: ESE to E
WIND: light W to WSW winds in AM less than 5 turning ESE 5-10 in PM
WIND: winds light and variable all day less than 5 from the W to WSW
WIND: WSW winds 5-10 all day
WIND: light W to WSW winds all day less than 5
WIND: WSW to SW winds 5-10 all day