Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
The Hurricane Pacific Analysis image shows the current and forecast positions of any active tropical cyclones in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tropical cyclone Laurence made landfall early on December 21, and residents along the northern coast of Western Australia are experiencing strong gusty winds, flooding, and very heavy rainfall. Laurence made landfall near Wallal as a Category Three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, with winds of 126 mph/ 203.7 kph/110 knots, gusting to 178 mph/287 kph/155 knots.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
At 10 a.m. ET on December 15, Mick's sustained winds were around tropical depression force, 35 mph. It was located about 185 nautical miles east-southeast of Suva, Fiji, near 20.2 South and 177.4 West. Mick was moving east-southeast near 9 mph.
Strong vertical wind shear has helped expose Mick's low-level circulation center and the strong convection and thunderstorms are almost gone. As Mick continues to fade, its remnants will move southeastward. It is expected to dissipate by the end of the day.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Tropical Storm Laurence Set for 2nd Australian Landfall
Tropical Storm Laurence on Dec. 14 at 1343 UTC (8:43 a.m. ET), when it was west-northwest of Darwin, Australia. Satellite imagery showed a disorganized storm.
Tropical Storm Laurence tracked through Darwin Australia this weekend before sliding back into the Timor Sea and now Laurence is forecast to make a second landfall in Australia. Laurence is forecast to make landfall north of Wyndham then parallel the coastline while moving over land for the next couple of days.
Laurence is forecast to make landfall in the Kimberley region, move southwest through the northern area of the Great Sandy Desert and into the Pilbara region.
Tropical cyclones such as 05B in 3-D. An intense thunderstorm near the center of 05B is shown by TRMM's PR to extend to heights above 13 km (~8 miles)
Tropical Depression 05B is dissipating on the east coast of Sri Lanka today and over the next couple of days, but not before bringing some moderate and heavy rain over the next couple of days to some areas in Sri Lanka and the southeast coast of India, from Chennai, southward.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Rainfall in the once-known Cyclone Cleo has really diminished over the last 24 hours, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite has confirmed it. Cleo is fading and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center has acknowledged its demise, in its final warning on the storm today.
At 4 a.m. ET today, December 11, Cleo's maximum sustained winds were down to 40 mph, and waning fast. That make Cleo a weak tropical storm at the moment, but it is expected to dissipate in the next day or two, because of hostile atmospheric conditions (wind shear). Cleo's center was located about 480 miles southwest of Diego Garcia, near 13.9 degree South latitude and 67.7 East longitude.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Cleo has run into wind shear and it has weakened it from a cyclone to a tropical storm. Cleo's maximum sustained winds are now down to 69 mph, and expected to continue falling. NASA's TRMM satellite noticed that an opening in the storm's circulation is one of the reasons Cleo has weakened quickly.
On December 10 at 09:00 UTC (4 a.m. ET) Tropical Storm Cleo) was located approximately 380 nm south-southwest of the island of Diego Garcia, near 13.5 degrees South latitude and 70.3 East longitude. Cleo was moving west-southwestward at 7 mph.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
On December 3 at 0300 UTC, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Nida. Nida had maximum sustained winds down to 28 mph (25 knots), and was still crawling along at 4 mph to the northwest. It was located about 450 miles southeast of Kadena, near 21.6 North latitude and 134.2 East longitude.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Nida Getting Knocked By Winds, and 97W Piquing Interest