Tropical Update: 8/2/16

It is a time for another tropical update.

In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Earl continues to strengthen. Currently, he has sustained winds of 60 mph and a central low pressure of 996 mb.

The infrared satellite imagery shows the strong updrafts, but no eye is visible at this time.

There are Hurricane Warnings and Tropical Storm Warnings for the coasts in central america, as shown below:

In the Eastern Pacific, there are two tropical systems of note. There is Tropical Storm Howard, with sustained winds of 60 mph and a central low pressure of 999 mb. It is expected to weaken as it crossed over cooler water. There is also Tropical Depression 10-E, with sustained winds of 35 mph and a central low pressure of 1008 mb. This storm continues to strengthen as it moves out to sea.

The infrared satellite imagery shows both of these storms,

In the Central Pacific, Tropical Storm Howard looks to be headed towards Hawai’i, though it is expected to weaken to tropical depression status before making landfall several days from now.

Thank you for reading my post.

References:

National Hurricane Center
Central Pacific Hurricane Center

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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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