Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Post-tropical Storm King Arthur: May 19, Update A

Found some more ice cream in the freezer (thank you hubby! :-)). Phew. Good news! 

And there is more good news, especially for Bermudians. Tropical Storm King Arthur fell apart today - the wind shear was just too much for him and after he left the Gulf Stream, he lost his source of convection. He got scooped up (just like my ice cream) and is now part of an extratropical low and a bit tricky to isolate in the satellite imagery... 

His last known location was 36.8N, 68.6W and he was seen heading east into the sunrise (poetic license ;-)) at 15mph. Winds were 60mph, central pressure was estimated to be 991mb. So, if you are on Bermuda, it looks like a much friendlier low front is heading your way instead of a tropical storm. May still want to keep the brollies handy! 

Over in the Indian Ocean, Cyclone Amphan is also weaker, although still a strong cat 2 storm with winds of 110mph (cat 2 range: 96-110mph). Landfall will be in a few hours near Kolkata and is already bringing heavy rains to that part of the world. 

Well, I think that's it for this early morning wake up call. Time to hit snooze and return when the season officially starts (assuming there isn't another one in the next few days!). 

Stay well at home!

Toodle pip for now,

Twitter: jyovianstorm
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 local 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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