Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Let's start with the tropics today as there isn't much else going on. Here is the current overview:

11S Hettie - The only active cyclone at the moment. I predicted yesterday that it wouldn't make it to named-storm strength, but I underestimated it. It still doesn't look great, but the surface circulation is pretty tight.

I added the following image because it is interesting to see the convection completely displaced from the center of circulation. This was from earlier today.

The following image is from 91P Invest. I included it only because you can see the low level circulation just coming onshore.

Finally, Chad Cowan compiled the year's 10 best tornado videos. You can check them out on his blog on

Currently at Denver (Hampden Heights), Colorado: 28ºF Partly cloudy and calm.
Overview tropical satellite imagery used with permission; courtesy of IPS Meteostar Inc. Tropical cyclone tracking information and some satellite imagery from Navy/NRL Tropical Cyclone Page. Additional satellite imagery from JTWC. Annotations are made by the author of this blog. Click for larger images.
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