Tropical Update

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.

7-5-16 pac

The infrared satellite imagery shows the well-developed  eye, and strong convection circling into this storm.

7-5-16 pac ir

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.

7-5-16 sst

Thank you for reading my post.

References:

<a href=”http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac&#8221; target=”_blank”>National Hurricane Center</a>
<a href=”http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/cphc/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Central Pacific Hurricane Center</a>

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About highplainschasing

This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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