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By: wxchaser97, 4:32 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Arthur has organized nicely since 4:00AM EDT, when I wrote my last blog. Since early this morning, Arthur has built its inner core and closed off its eyewall. The circulation has become even more symmetrical and there are numerous rainbands feeding into the circulation. Radar has also indicated some lightning strikes in the eyewall, which indicates strengthening. Satellite presentation has also become much better. A small eye is now apparent on...
Updated: 4:36 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
By: wxchaser97, 8:01 AM GMT on July 03, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur
Tropical Storm Arthur is nearing hurricane strength off the Florida/Georgia border. The storm has had it struggles over the past couple days. When I did my last blog, TS Arthur was still a struggling invest. It had a defined, but weak, surface low and had meager convection. The low wasn't able to sustain/organize the convection and dry air was becoming a problem. The low began to deepen, which increased the low-level convergence and then t...
By: wxchaser97, 6:56 AM GMT on June 29, 2014
A disturbance off the Southeast Coast has the potential to develop into a tropical cyclone over the next five days. This disturbance was dubbed Invest 91L today by the NHC, which simply means they are watching it for tropical development. A weak surface low is associated with an area of loosely-organized convection. A few days ago, a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) developed over the NW Gulf Coast. The large area of convection developed a Mesocale ...
Updated: 4:02 PM GMT on June 29, 2014
By: wxchaser97, 6:32 AM GMT on May 24, 2014
Tropical Storm Amanda
It's that time of they year again. Memorial Day is just a couple days away, school will be out soon, temperatures are warming up, and we now have the first Eastern Pacific tropical cyclone. It's been a while since I've written anything on a tropical cyclone. School has kept me busy this year, giving me little free time for blogging like this. Also dealt with The snowiest and one of the coldest winters on record in Southeast Michigan ...
By: wxchaser97, 11:46 AM GMT on November 04, 2013
Tropical Depression Sonia
Sonia made landfall early this morning near the city of El Dorado, Mexico. TD Sonia remains a highly sheared tropical cyclone. The low-level and mid-level centers have decoupled as a result of the 30-40kt shear, as analyzed by SHIPS and UW-CIMSS. The low-level circulation, or what's left of it, is broad and disorganized. Scatterometer data from ASCAT-A, ASCAT-B, and OSCAT all revealed the disorganized center from their passes about 4-6...
Updated: 12:20 PM GMT on November 04, 2013