Two ingredients that don't mix well with tropical cyclones are waters cooler than 80 degrees Fahrenheit and wind shear. Those two ingredients were added into Tropical Depression Neki's mix late yesterday, and caused Neki to dissipate.
NASA's Aqua satellite AIRS instrument captured an infrared image of Neki's clouds on October 26 at 8:35 a.m. EDT. Neki appeared as a round area of clouds on infrared imagery, was devoid of any strong convection.
The CPHC said that "Decreasing sea surface temperatures along [Neki's northeastern] track and increasing vertical [wind] shear should prevent redevelopment as a tropical cyclone."
Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!
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