Saturday, September 08, 2018

TS Florence, TD Nine, TS Helene: September 7, Update A

Brevity with a touch of ludicrous whimsy in today's episode of 'The Constellation of Storms'.

They've added a yellow crayon to the collection for a bit of variety:

But they are currently all fairly weak. 

TS Florence is a little weaker than yesterday, with winds of 60mph, central pressure of 999mb. She's currently at 24.8N, 53.2W, and she's heading W at a slower 7mph (as she moves around that high pressure ridge I mentioned a few days ago). She's in a spot of wind shear, so she'll remain a little on the weak side for a day or so at least. If she escapes intact, then she may get stronger again. 

TD Nine: Officially he's not quite a TS yet with winds of 35mph (TS range: 39-73 mph). From his circulation (vorticity), I would say he is actually already at TS though, so I expect we'll be seeing TS Isaac tomorrow. 

TS Helene: You know, I know someone called Helene. Super lovely person, very fun, quite harmless, and loves to travel and dance... just like TS Helene, who just barely made it out of Africa and is already dancing and twirling away as she travels across the vast Atlantic! Hopefully this TS Helene will be like her namesake - harmless! :-) She's only just a TS with winds of 40mph, central pressure at 1002mb. She's at 13.6N, 18.5W, heading W at 12 mph. 

I'm traveling tomorrow (so I may not be able to post - we'll see) - everyone better behave themselves! But on my travels, I will be looking out for these gentlemen and lady... 

Toodle pip!

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These remarks are just what I think/see regarding tropical storms. If you are making an evacuation decision, please heed your local emergency management and the National Hurricane Center's official forecast. This is not an official forecast.

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