Atlantic Ocean Kicks Into Gear With Newly Formed Storms

The Atlantic Ocean is kicking into high gear with low pressure areas that have a chance at becoming tropical depressions, storms and hurricanes. 

Satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites have provided visible, infrared and microwave data on four low pressure areas. In addition, NASA's GOES Project has been producing imagery of all systems using NOAA's GOES-13 satellite to see post-Tropical Storm Gordon, Tropical Storm Isaac (formerly Tropical Depression 9), and Systems 95L and 96L.

Tropical Storm Gordon is no longer a tropical storm and is fizzling out east of the Azores. Tropical Storm Isaac was born on Aug. 20 (Monday) and continues to get organised. 
The U.S. National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Isaac, located on Tuesday morning about 345 miles east of Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles.

The NHC said: “Showers and thunderstorms have become better organized in association with a low pressure system located about 650 miles west southwest of the Cape Verde islands. Environmental conditions appear conducive for a tropical depression to form later today as the low moves west-northwestward at about 15 mph.  This system has a high chance...90 percent...of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.”

Meanwhile, the Government of the Dominican Republic has issued a hurricane watch for the country’s south coast from Isla Saona westward to the Haiti-Dominican Republic southern border. The Government also has issued a tropical storm watch for the north coast of Dominican Republic from the Haiti-Dominican republic northern border eastward to north of Isla Saona.
Behind Isaac in the eastern Atlantic is another low pressure area called System 96L. In the Gulf of Mexico lies another low, called System 95L. In an image taken from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on Aug. 21 at 7:45 a.m. EDT, all of the systems were visible except for post-tropical Storm Gordon. The storms are seen lined up along the Atlantic basin from left to right with System 95L in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Depression 9 (Isaac) just east of the Caribbean Sea and System 96L in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
This NOAA GOES-13 satellite image taken on Aug. 21 at 7:45 a.m. EDT shows three of the four tropical systems being watched in the Atlantic Ocean basin. From left to right are: System 95L, Tropical Depression 9 and System 96L. Post-tropical Storm Gordon is just beyond the horizon. Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project.
NOAA manages the GOES-13 satellite, and NASA's GOES Project uses the data to create images and animations out of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.