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Tropical Storm Colin – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on August 4, 2010

Tropical Depression Four Strengthens into Tropical Storm Colin

Colin is the third tropical storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.


TS COLIN – IR (NHC Enhancement) Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

TS COLIN Summary of status at 5:45UTC on August 04, 2010 [Estimated by Fire-Earth]

  • Location: Near 16.9N 57.5W
  • Position: About 465 km (250NM) NNE (27.3 degrees) of Barbados
  • Max Sustained Winds: 60 km/hr
  • Wind Gusts: 85 km/hr
  • Movement: WNW (290 degrees) at 30 km/hr
  • Max Wave Heights: 1.2m (4 feet)


A natural-color image of Tropical Storm Colin captured by MODIS on NASA’s Terra on 9:40 a.m. EDT (13:40 UTC). Click image to enlarge.
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Image shows the storm’s rainfall amounts, as measured by NASA’s TRMM, on August 2, 2010. Source: NASA. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (121 KB, JPEG)

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Mischievous BONNIE Heads Toward GOM

Posted by feww on July 23, 2010

Image of the Day

Tropical Storm BONNIE about to Hit Florida Coast on the Way to Gulf of Mexico

BONNIE is the second named storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season.


Tropical Storm Bonnie – Visible/IR Satellite Image.
Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.



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Alex Strengthens to Hurricane Force

Posted by feww on June 30, 2010

Storm Alex strengthens to a category 1A hurricane with sustained winds of about 120km/hr

ALEX, the first hurricane of 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, is also the first June hurricane in 15 years.


Hurricane ALEX – IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement). Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge


Hurricane ALEX – VIS/IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

HURRICANE ALEX — Summary of Status At 02:00UTC – June 30   [Fire-Earth Estimate]

  • LOCATION: 23.3N, 94.6W
  • Distances
    • About 340km (210 miles) SE OF LA PESCA, Mexico
    • About 420km (260 miles) SE of Brownsville, Texas
  • Max. Sustained Winds 120km/hr (75MPH)  —
  • Currently Movement: WNW  (286) at 19km/hr (12 MPH)
  • Min Central Pressure 978 MB (28.88 inches)

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Could Alex Surprise Everyone?

Posted by feww on June 29, 2010

TS ALEX – UPDATE June 29

ALEX Standing Still in Southern Gulf of Mexico, Strengthening to a Hurricane

TS Alex could still surprise everyone by heading toward the leaking Macondo oil well, instead of moving as forecast.

Even on its projected path, Alex would create high winds and rough seas hampering the ‘cleanup’ operation.

TS ALEX At 00:00UTC – June 29

  • LOCATION: 20.6N, 91.6W
  • Distances
    • About 675km (420 miles) ESE OF Tampico, Mexico
    • About 845km (525 miles) SE of Brownsville, Texas
  • Max. Sustained Winds 95km/hr (60MPH)
  • Currently Movement: STATIONARY
  • Min Central Pressure 990 MB (29.23 inches)


TS ALEX — IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge


TS ALEX — GOM Wind Shear Diagram. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge


ALEX Projected Paths –
Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

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TD ALEX – UPDATE June 28

Posted by feww on June 28, 2010

TS ALEX UPDATE  @ 03:00UTC – June 28

ALEX has regained strength, as expected, and is now a TROPICAL STORM once again.

Fire Earth Moderators believe ALEX could become a hurricane before its next landfall.

TS ALEX At 03:00UTC – June 28

  • LOCATION: 19.4N, 91.3W
  • Distances
    • About 90km (55miles) SSW of Chetumal, Mexico
    • About 755km (470 miles)  ESE OF Tampico, Mexico
  • Max. Sustained Winds 75km/hr (45 MPH)
  • Currently Moving WNW  (300 degrees) at 11km/hr (7 MPH)
  • Min Central Pressure 991 MB (29.26 inches)


TS ALEX VIS/IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

Earlier:

TROPICAL DEPRESSION ALEX MOVING INTO THE SW GULF OF MEXICO, MAY RESTRENGTHEN


ALEX Projected Path: Various Dynamical Models Forecasts.  Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

TD ALEX SUMMARY OF STATUS at 21:00 UTC (June 27, 2010)

  • LOCATION: 19.2N, 90.9W
  • Distances
    • About 90km (55miles) SSW of Chetumal, Mexico
  • Max. Sustained Winds 55km/hr (35 MPH)
  • Currently Moving WNW  (300 degrees) at 15km/hr (9 MPH)
  • Min Central Pressure 999 MB (29.50 inches)

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Tropical Storm Alex Forms Near BELIZE

Posted by feww on June 27, 2010

TS ALEX the First Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2010 Nears the Coast of Belize

Northern Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula experiencing heavy rainfall.


Alex –
Visible/Infrared satellite image – Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

Alex poses a potential threat to the Gulf of Mexico cleanup operation, though the risk is seen as minimal at this stage.


GOES East Hurricane Sector Infrared Image. Click image to update.

U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad (FAT) Allen was quoted as saying BP may be forced to suspend oil containment operations, “if a storm with gale-force winds were expected within five days at the leak site.” Reuters reported.

“We understand it’s moving westerly at this time and does not threaten the site,” said Allen, adding however, “we all know that the weather is unpredictable.”

Shell Oil Co has announced that it would also evacuate 300 non-essential employees from its Gulf of Mexico offshore operations as a precaution, the report said.


ALEX Projected Path: Various Dynamical Models Forecasts.  Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

Meanwhile, the state of Louisiana filed a motion with the U.S. Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit on Saturday opposing the DOI’s request to stay a ruling from the federal judge who overturned a six-month ban on new deepwater drilling in the Gulf, Reuters reported.

TS ALEX: Summary of Details  at 00:01 UTC, Sunday 27 June 2010

  • LOCATION: 17.4N 88.1W
  • Distances
    • About 25km (15 miles)  SE of Belize City
    • About 125km  (75miles) south of Chetumal, Mexico
  • Max. Sustained Winds 100km/hr (65 MPH)
  • Currently Moving W (280 degrees) at 19km/hr (12 MPH)
  • Min Central Pressure 996 MB (29.41 inches)

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Tropical Depression One: Forecast

Posted by feww on June 26, 2010

Tropical Depression One: Initial Motion Highly Uncertain

Tropical Depression One Moving West-Northwestward Toward Belize and the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico.


GOES EAST – IR Satellite Image (AVNCOLOR Enhancement). Click image to update.

Summary of Details @ 11:00 pm EDT 03:00 UTC (source: NHC)

  • Location: 16.7N 84.4W
  • Distances:
    • About 415 km (255 miles) ESE of Belize City
    • About 460 km (285 miles) ESE of Chetumal, Mexico
  • Maximum sustained winds 55 km/hr (35 mph)
  • Present movement: WNW or 295 degrees at 15 km/hr (9 mph)
  • Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb, 753.1mm (29.65 inches)

Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center (NOAA)


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Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Atlantic and East Pacific Oceans

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Tropical Wave Continues to Wreak Havoc Across Caribbean

Posted by feww on June 25, 2010

Virgin Islands, El Salvador, Dominican Republic Hit by Tropical Wave

A tropical wave moving across the Caribbean has caused extensive flooding in Virgin Islands, El Salvador and Dominican Republic.

In the Dominican Republic, where there was at least one storm-related death, the authorities were forced to evacuate at least 3,000 people, local reports say.

The so called ”Tropical Disturbance 10,’ which is currently located between Jamaica and the tip of Honduras, and is moving westward at about 20km/hr (13 mph), has been producing strong showers with thunderstorms, and choppy sea condition with waves of up to 2.5m (7 feet).

There is a high probability (60%) this system could become a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, NWS said.


GOES EAST – IR Satellite Image (AVNCOLOR Enhancement). Click image to update.

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