It is a time for another tropical update. It is a little late, as I was having connection problems again last night.
In the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says that they do not expect any tropical systems to develop in the next 48 hours.
In the Pacific, there is Hurricane Blas is churning west over the open waters of the Pacific. Currently, the central low pressure is at 947 mb and sustained winds are around 140 mph. There is also the possibility (50% in two days, 90% in five days), associated with the same development area as Hurricane Blas.
The infrared satellite imagery shows the well-developed eye, and strong convection circling into this storm.
This morning, the storm shows up in visible satellite as having a very well-defined eye as well:
The current Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) show nothing but extremely warm waters for this hurricane. We are not yet seeing the upwelling behind the storm, as we sometimes see with strong hurricanes.
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