Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tropical Update

The tropical disturbances that were over the extreme northeast Gulf of Mexico and further out into the Tropical Atlantic on Thursday have since dissipated.  An area of showers and thunderstorms is currently located to the Southeast of the Yucatan Peninsula, but is not showing any signs of organization at this time.

Meanwhile, out in the Pacific, Calvin actually managed to become a Hurricane yesterday.  This was a bit of a surprise as the system continued to move out over increasingly cooler waters.  Below is the latest satellite image:

As of 4am CDT, the center of Calvin was located 415 miles South of the Southern tip of Baja, California.  Maximum sustained winds were at 75 mph, and the minimum central pressure was 29.15 inches of mercury.

Calvin is forecast to weaken rapidly over the next 24-36 hours, coming back down to Tropical Storm force today and weakening to a depression by Sunday morning:

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