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Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 7

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 32.4N 55.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [220°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb.

Currently about 570 miles [ 920 km] East of Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

7 comments

1 Shirt { 10.01.18 at 3:03 pm }

Looks like Leslie is winding up.

So. Cal. was spoofed badly by Rosa. three days ago the tropical fetch from Rosa looked as if it was boing to paint San Diego and environs and we said HUZZA! Now we got the high altitude blow-off, the heat and the Humidity. TANSTAAFL!

Looks like Arizona is going to get it. Damn!

2 Bryan { 10.01.18 at 10:04 pm }

A high pressure ridge must have form to block Rosa from heading further north and the coastal range will keep the rain to the east. All of the water will get dumped in the desert and generate flash flooding along the Arizona/Mexico border. I-8 will be a mess.

Looking at the tracking for Rosa the changing in direction makes me think it slammed into a ridge and is bouncing inland to the south of it.

We are getting a lot of thunderstorms and the Gulf is warm as spit, but nothing is spinning up. Kirk just got shredded after it entered the Caribbean. The weirdo storms formed in the central Atlantic are they only thing with staying power.

3 hipparchia { 10.04.18 at 8:17 pm }

We are getting a lot of thunderstorms and the Gulf is warm as spit, but nothing is spinning up. Kirk just got shredded after it entered the Caribbean. The weirdo storms formed in the central Atlantic are they only thing with staying power.

I’ve been arguing (or reasoning, depending on your view) with everybody and their cousin over global warming, but I have to admit that if this is going to be the new hurricane pattern, I could live with that.

otoh, bigger hurricanes may be the least of our worries –

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/05/carbon-emissions-warming-soils-higher-than-estimated-signalling-tipping-points

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060522151248.htm

4 Bryan { 10.05.18 at 9:49 pm }

This may be the effect of a building El Niño, which would explain the active and nasty typhoon season in the Pacific. I just get freaked out because I can’t figure out what is going on. We have a possible system forming off the Yucatan on its way to the Gulf if the upper level winds and dry air don’t kill it.

The melting permafrost is releasing methane, which is even worse than CO2, and the powers that be are ignoring it.

5 hipparchia { 10.09.18 at 7:53 pm }

The melting permafrost is releasing methane

and anthrax, and viruses, and who knows what all else, not to mention whether the atmosphere will even be breathable. . . . might be time to reread Stephen King’s The Stand again.

6 hipparchia { 10.09.18 at 7:54 pm }

meanwhile, if I jinxed everything by mentioning how much I like the new hurricane regime – I now apologize 😈

7 Bryan { 10.09.18 at 9:04 pm }

I will pass along your apology to the half dozen people from Panama City who are staying in one of the apartments after being forced to evacuate. The poor tenant hasn’t even finished moving in 😈