Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Key West Supercell & Tropical Cyclone Gael

Alright, first off, I am getting excited about this coming weekend. While the GFS has not been too reliable out past a few days lately, I definitely have my hopes up for some severe on Sunday or Monday. It's too early to call targets or anything like that, but I am watching the latest runs very carefully ... especially since I have Sundays and Mondays off. I feel like a man released from prison ... and I hate to say it, but any port in the storm ... or should that read "any storm in the port?" Maybe just ... any storm will do.

Ahem, I digress.

I wanted to share with you a great radar image from the Florida Keys yesterday. You can see a beautiful supercell return on the reflectivity. While this cell didn't earn a tornado warning, a special marine advisory was issued because there was a waterspout ... on the water (sorry, tornado joke).

Active Tropical Weather
Indian Ocean

13S Gael - As suspected, Gael has strengthened and at least earned a name. The storm hasn't undergone rapid intensification by any means, but it surviving and slowly gaining steam. Current forecast is for Gael to continue west and strengthen slowly.

Southwest Pacific Ocean
Still keeping an eye on the remnants of Ellie. As of now, the surface circulation remains intact. If it emerges into the Gulf of Carpentaria, there is a chance of reintensification.

Northwest Pacific Ocean
Finally some action in the Northern Hemisphere! This low-latitude area of convection is slowly drifting to the west and worth keeping an eye on.

Currently at Denver (Hampden Heights), Colorado: 34ºF Clear.

Radar and overview tropical satellite imagery used with permission; courtesy of IPS Meteostar Inc. Tropical tracking information and additional satellite imagery from Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Annotations are made by the author of this blog. Click for larger images.
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