BRUCE Becomes a Super Cyclonic Storm
Posted by feww on December 21, 2013
EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENT
BRUCE is now a Super Cyclonic Storm with 0.8 certainty
FIRE-EARTH Models show BRUCE has strengthened to a Super Cyclonic Storm with 80 percent certainty, packing winds of over 255 km/h at about 04:00UTC on December 21, 2013.
Position: Near 15.0ºS, 84.3ºE
Maximum Sustained Winds: 255+ km/h
Maximum Wind Gust: 320 km/h
Significant Wave Height: 15m
Movement: WSW (250 degrees) at 25km/h
[Note: FIRE-EARTH Models input data from various sources including ESA, NOAA, JTWC and others.]
Super Cyclonic Storm BRUCE. VIS/SWIR [FIRE-EARTH Enhancement] Satellite image – recorded at 04:30UTC on December 21, 2013. Original Image Sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.
In 2004¹, our team forecast an 80-90 percent increase in the total power dissipated annually by tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by 2015.
Storms will continue to get stronger (develop greater average intensities) and survive at high intensity for longer (take more time to dissipate peak energy) resulting in substantial increases in storm-related losses in the near future.
[1. First draft posted by MSRB on Internet on February 26, 2005]