Tropical Invest 90L
By Christopher Dickson on September 7, 2012, 7:25am
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Here is a satellite analysis of Tropical Invest 90L in the Gulf of Mexico. A Tropical Invest is a tropical system that has the potential to become a Tropical Cyclone (a Tropical Depression/Tropical Storm/Hurricane). Tropical Invest 90L actually developed from a cluster of thunderstorms associated with a piece of the remnants of Hurricane Isaac that broke off from the Isaac's main remnants. Therefore, if 90L becomes a Tropical Depression or Storm it will take a new name. Right now, though, the center of circulation is outside of the bulk of the convection (thunderstorms), so if it is to develop it must consolidate it's convection and circulation.
Satellite image source (under MODIS in top right table): [http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc-bin/tc_home2.cgi?YEAR=2012&MO=09&BASIN=ATL&STORM_NAME=90L.INVEST&PROD=track_vis&PHOT=yes&ARCHIVE=active&NAV=tc&AGE=Latest&SIZE=Thumb&STYLE=tables&AID_DIR=/SATPRODUCTS/TC/tc12/ATL/12L.LESLIE/tpw/microvap&TYPE=ssmi]