Monday, August 4, 2008

Edouard Looks Better, But Still Fairly Weak

The 4pm advisory came out, and although Edouard has looked better organized, its winds are still only 45mph. It continues drifting slowly to the west at 6 mph.
This general westward trend will continue over the next 12 to 18 hours.

This is a look at the satellite and radar composite just after 4pm this afternoon. We have noticed showers and storms beginning to fill in on the north side of the circulation. When we see an increase in convection around the low pressure center, that often indicates that the system is strengthening. So while Edouard remains fairly weak at this point, I would not be surprised if our 10pm advisory this evening has it just a bit stronger.

Speaking of 10pm, make sure you check back as we will have another update and discussion on Edouard.