Earl developed from Tropical Depression Seven in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Cape Verde Islands.
Earl track on Atlantic Ocean SST image of 26 August (228 Kb) This image
represents the average composite sea surface temperature (SST) derived from
NOAA satellite AVHRR data over the 7 days ending 26 August 2010. The
averaging is done to remove clouds. The streaking artifacts are due to problems with the NOAA-17 satellite data. The temperature scale for SST is
25C to 32C. The track of Earl is overlaid on this image.