Thursday, October 9, 2008
Headline: Tropical Wave to Come.
What's a tropical wave anyhow? Apparently there is one coming in St. Lucia. This might entail power outages and some bad weather. Though, the last week has been so rainy and ehhh that I have tried to do my laundry (the same set) three times to no avail. Everytime I hang it out to dry, ooops there it is again, that stubborn rain! So in the ways of Jason, another EC78, "Wikipedia says" that a tropical wave is:
Tropical waves (see first picture below), or easterly waves, also known as African easterly waves in the Atlantic region, are a type of atmospheric trough, an elongated area of relatively low air pressure, oriented north to south, which move from east to west across the tropics causing areas of cloudiness and thunderstorms...
Tropical waves are generally carried westward by the prevailing easterly winds along the tropics and subtropics near the equator. They can lead to the formation of tropical cyclones (picture #2) in the north Atlantic and northeast Pacific basins.
So despite the fact that this is not a hurricane, it is still my very first tropical wave!!! For some reason, I am a little more excited to be in this wave then I should be! Don't worry mom, i'll be safe and sound.