T.S. Melissa Sill Alive - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

T.S. Melissa Sill Alive

Posted: Updated:
Thursday, November 21

There is One area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.

Melissa (Tropical Storm)
Subtropical Storm Melissa is about 440 miles WNW of the Azores and centered at 40.0N & 34.8W with Max sustained winds of 50mph and a Min central pressure of 984mb (29.06'"). This system is moving ENE (070) at about 32mph.


Melissa is still classified as a Tropical Storm, this morning.
Satellite imagery shows a well defined LLC (Low Level Center), coupled with healthy convection to the South & SW of the system. There is some evidence that some cold/dry air has wrapped around the storm. However, dry air has not penetrated the inner core.
As Melissa continues to move to the East & NE, more dry air will wrap around and begin to choke the storm out and cooler SSTs (Sea Surface Temperatures) will assist and accelerating Melissa's fizzling out. Melissa should become PostTropical later today.

The TS is forecast to move quickly ENE. Trapped in the Mid latitude Westerly flow during the next day or so dry air and cool SSTs will begin to take their toll on Melissa. After that time, the PostTropical cyclone is expected to slow down and turn to the right (Southeastward) before full dissipation.

Elsewhere, tropical development is not expected during the next 5 days.


Meteorologist Dorrell Wenninger
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