Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hurricane Nadine and the Atlantic Blob: September 30, Update A

It’s Sunday night; the fabulous Jane Austen’s Emma is on Masterpiece Theater… one approves. Meanwhile, out in Atlantic, Hurricane Nadine is still in a state of nullibicity (<grin>) going around and around, turning hither and thither.

She is currently at 37.2N, 39.2W, heading WNW at 7mph. It looks like she’ll head south again before turning back northward and hopefully up, up and away towards the end of this week (finally!).

Nadine was upgraded to a  hurricane a couple of days ago and is still officially a cat 1 storm with winds of 90mph (cat 1 range: 74-95mph). Central pressure is 978mb. Although a hurricane, I don’t think she’s quite this strong. I’d estimate winds of around 80mph. An image of her from satellites show a bit of a ragged looking storm:

Also, her circulation is good in the lower half of the troposphere, but it doesn’t really have the circulation I’d expect of a strong cat 1  hurricane in the upper troposphere.

There is also an Atlantic Blob around 10N, 25W, but I’ll write about him when he looks a bit better – currently 10% chance of development.

Now it is time for some ice cream – chocolate and banana (what else would one have on a 'Sunday'? ;-)) - with a drizzle of luscious TV on top.

Ciao (another pun!),

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DISCLAIMER: These remarks are just what I think/see regarding tropical storms - not the opinion of any organization I represent. If you are making an evacuation decision, please heed your local emergency management and the National Hurricane Center's official forecast and the National Weather Service announcements. This is not an official forecast. If I "run away, run away" (Monty Python), I'll let you know.

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