95L No Big Deal; 100 Feared Dead, 300 Missing in Sri Lanka Landslide
Posted: 11:05 AM EDT on October 29, 2014
An area of disturbed weather (95L) associated with a tropical wave interacting with an upper level trough of low pressure is a few hundred miles northeast of the northern Lesser Antilles Islands, and has a modest amount of spin and heavy thunderstorm activity. Wind shear will remain a high 20 - 30 knots through Friday, then increase to 30 - 50 knots Saturday and Sunday. These high wind shear values make development conditions marginal through Friday, then almost impossible beginning on Saturday.
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