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Archive: Sep 2010

Tropical Depression Nine Forms

The parade of tropical impulses moving westward off of Africa into the tropical Atlantic that has produced Hurricanes Danielle and Earl, and Tropical Storm Fiona, has now yielded a new Tropical Depression, Number 9, that will become Gaston if it achieves Tropical Storm status. Some environmental conditions favor intensification, and... Read More

Hurricane Earl moving northeast of the Bahamas

AWIPS images of 1-km resolution POES AVHRR visible channel 1 (0.63 µm) and channel 2 (0.86 µm) along with IR channel 4 (10.8 µm) data (below) showed Hurricane Earl moving northwestward, just to the northeast of the Bahamas, on 01 September 2010. Earl’s intensity decreased from a Category 4 to... Read More