Tropical Wave (90L) Forming in the Caribbean

TRMM radar image of Tropical Wave 90L

On 26 July at 1435 UTC (10:35 AM EDT) the TRMM satellite passed above a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea southwest of Cuba. On 27 July this area was given a high (80%) probability of development into a tropical cyclone by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). TRMM's Precipitation Radar (PR) data indicates that a convective tower within this area of disturbed weather reached to heights of over 15 km (~9.3 miles).

TRMM microwave image of tropical wave 90L