SE Pacific: Rare Invest Yes really!!
Posted 16 February 2012 - 21:49
Today attention has moved to the SE Pacific which isn't actually a TC basin either.
16/1745 UTC 9.9S 85.6W T1.0/1.0 INVEST
16/1145 UTC 10.1S 85.3W T1.0/1.0 INVEST
16/0545 UTC 8.9S 86.0W T1.0/1.0 INVEST
15/2345 UTC 9.4S 86.4W T1.0/1.0 INVEST
TXPS26 KNES 161815
A. TROPICAL DISTURBANCE
H. REMARKS...DT=1.0 BASED ON .2+ BANDING ON LOG10
SPIRAL. PT=1.0. MET=1.0. VISIBLE IMAGERY SHOWS WELL DEFINED LOW LEVEL
CIRCULATION. FT IS BASED ON DT.
I. ADDL POSITIONS
Not long since the recent TC in the Med also!
Posted 16 February 2012 - 21:57
Posted 16 February 2012 - 22:09
The advantage with the satellites now is we can see these forming in unusual locations. The N Atl in 2005 was a good example where we had several TCs form with lower than 26C SSTs as the upper air temps were cold enough and the shear low enough.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 22:18
Jasmine was unusual. I don't recall anything transferring back north from TCWC Wellington's AOR to RSMC Nadi's AOR before.
TCs meander all over the world though. Typically in this region it will be a SW to SE recurve although obviously this is rather a generalisation.