And the hurricane season begins with tropical storm Andrea!
AT 600 PM EDT...2200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ANDREA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 86.5 WEST. ANDREA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 3 MPH...6 KM/H. A NORTHEASTWARD MOTION
AT A FASTER FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED ON THURDAY AND THAT GENERAL
MOTION SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY. THE CENTER OF ANDREA
IS FORECAST TO REACH THE COAST OF THE FLORIDA BIG BEND ON
THURSDAY AFTERNOON OR EVENING...AND MOVE OVER SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA
AND EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.
Water vapor image of Hurricane Rina in the gulf right now, the hurricane is likely to make its way to the north coast of Cuba before being demoted to a tropical storm. After that the remnants of the storm may get pushed back over mexico. Expect the coast of Mexico just north of Belieze to get hit within tomorrow and Friday with winds between 115mph and 100mph. (10/26/11 @ 13:35UTC)
Interesting system forming over the central states, expect a lot of rain out of that. High pressure forming out over between Colorado, Nevada and Idaho. Of course, more rain over Florida, currently a 30% chance of the storm developing into a tropical cyclone.
What’s this?! A hurricanes eye wall. Yes this is the center of a hurricane, the calmer part where warm air gets sucked up to feed the massive storm. The NOAA sends aircraft in here to get measurements to best predict the path of these dangerous storms. Currently unmanned aircraft that can get the measurements are in the works.