Caribbean Tropical Wave on 20 October 2010

Infrared GOES satellite view of tropical wave in northwestern Caribbean on 20 October 2010 at 0945 EST. Maximum sustained winds were at 35 mph. Most of the precipitation is to the east and northeast of the center of circulation. Movement is generally toward/SPAN> the east by northeast.

  The tropical wave in the northwestern Caribbean continues to get better organized and perhaps stronger as it moves slowly toward the east by northeast generating copious rain over the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and southeastern Cuba. As of 0800 EST the National Hurricane Center gave this system 70% probability of developing into a tropical cyclone, especially as upper level winds become more favorable and conducive for further development.

To see this tropical wave in motion as of 0945 EST as viewed from the GOES satellite on 20 October 2010 click on the following link: Caribbean Tropical Wave