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By: wxchaser97 , 5:29 AM GMT on August 07, 2012
TS Ernesto has been slowly organizing all day. His circulation has become vertically stacked and well defined. Convection has increased and so have the winds. Right now Ernesto has 65mph winds, 994mb pressure, and is moving WNW @ 13mph. But of course Ernesto continues to have problems that limit it from becoming a monster storm. The environment is moist, warm waters, and low shear are pluses but dry air and land interaction are negatives. Conditions are still favorable for strengthening and Ernesto could become a hurricane later today. Convection has been increasing again though and the pressure has been slowly dropping which indicates a strengthening system. This could change at anytime and with Ernesto's past that is likely. Anyone on the Yucatan Peninsula and Honduras should expect heavy rain and wind and should follow all safety/warning precautions and statements. I'll provide an update on Ernesto(some have nicknamed him "Trollnesto") when conditions warrant. This is an update only on Ernesto, tomorrow will feature a full tropical Atlantic update. Also I will be gone on vacation from Sunday 8-12 to Friday 8-17 and may not be able to do blog updates then.
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