Over 15,000 likely dead in Russian heat wave; Asian monsoon floods kill hundreds more

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 9. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:13 (GMT)

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The Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 brought temperatures of 37°C (99°F) to Moscow today, and smog and smoke from wildfires blanketed the city for a sixth straight day. Air pollution levels were 2 - 3 times the maximum safe level today, and peaked on Saturday, when when carbon monoxide hit 6.5 times the safe level. The death toll from heat and air pollution increased to approximately 330 people per day in Moscow in recent days, according to the head of the Moscow health department. Yevgenia Smirnova, an official from the Moscow registry office, said excess deaths in Moscow in July averaged 155 per day, compared to 2009. The heat wave began on June 27. These grim statistics suggest that in Moscow alone, the Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 has likely killed at least 7,000 people so far. A plot of the departure of July 2010 temperatures from average (Figure 1) shows that the area of Russia experiencing incredible heat is vast, and that regions southeast of Moscow have the hottest, relative to average. Moscow is the largest city in Russia, with a population just over ten million, but there are several other major cities in the heat wave region. These include Saint Petersburg, Russia's 2nd most populous city (4.6 million), and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia's 5th most populous city (1.3 million people.) Thus, the Russian population affected by extreme heat is at least double the population of Moscow, and the death toll in Russia from the 2010 heat wave is probably at least 15,000, and may be much higher. The only comparable heat wave in European history occurred in 2003, and killed an estimated 40,000 - 50,000 people, mostly in France and Italy. While the temperatures in that heat wave were not as extreme as the Russian heat wave, the nighttime low temperatures in the 2003 heat wave were considerably higher. This tends to add to heat stress and causes a higher death toll. I expect that by the time the Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 is over, it may rival the 2003 European heat wave as the deadliest heat wave in world history.


Figure 1. A comparison of August temperatures, the peak of the great European heat wave of 2003 (left) with July temperatures from the Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 (right) reveals that this year's heat wave is more intense and covers a wider area of Europe. Image credit: NOAA/ESRL.

Worst Russian heat wave in 1,000 years of history
The temperature at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport hit 99°F (37°C) today. Prior to this year, the hottest temperature in Moscow's history was 37.2°C (99°F), set in August 1920. The Moscow Observatory has now matched or exceeded this 1920 all-time record five times in the past two weeks. Temperatures the past 27 days in a row have exceeded 30°C in Moscow. Alexander Frolov, head of Russia's weather service, said in a statement today, "Our ancestors haven't observed or registered a heat like that within 1,000 years. This phenomenon is absolutely unique." There is some slight relief in sight--the latest forecast for Moscow calls for high temperatures of 31 - 33°C (88 - 91 °F) Wednesday though Sunday.

Belarus records its hottest temperature in history for the second day in a row
The Russian heat wave has also affected the neighboring nations of Ukraine and Belarus. All three nations have recorded their hottest temperatures in history over the past few weeks. Belarus, on the western border of Russia, recorded its hottest temperature in history on Saturday, August 7, when the mercury hit 38.9°C (102°F) in Gomel. This broke the all-time record for extreme heat set just one day before, the 38.7°C (101.7°F) recorded in Gorky. Prior to 2010, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Belarus was the 38.0°C (100.4°F) in Vasiliyevichy on Aug. 20, 1946. As I described in detail in Saturday's post, Belarus' new all-time extreme heat record gives the year 2010 the most national extreme heat records for a single year--seventeen. These nations comprise 19% of the total land area of Earth. This is the largest area of Earth's surface to experience all-time record high temperatures in any single year in the historical record. Looking back at the past decade, which was the hottest decade in the historical record, Seventy-five countries set extreme hottest temperature records (33% of all countries.) For comparison, fifteen countries set extreme coldest temperature records over the past ten years (6% of all countries). Earth has now seen four consecutive months with its warmest temperature on record, and the first half of 2010 was the warmest such 6-month period in the planet's history. It is not a surprise that many all-time extreme heat records are being shattered when the planet as a whole is so warm. Global warming "loads the dice" to favor extreme heat events unprecedented in recorded history.

July SSTs in the tropical Atlantic set a new record
Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) in the Atlantic's Main Development Region for hurricanes had their warmest July on record, according to an analysis I did of historical SST data from the UK Hadley Center. SST data goes back to 1850, though there is much missing data before 1910 and during WWI and WWII. SSTs in the Main Development Region (10°N to 20°N and 20°W to 80°W) were 1.33°C above average during July, beating the previous record of 1.19°C set in July 2005. July 2010 was the sixth straight record warm month in the tropical Atlantic, and had the third warmest anomaly of any month in history. The five warmest months in history for the tropical Atlantic have all occurred this year. As I explained in detail in a post on record February SSTs in the Atlantic, the Arctic Oscillation (AO) and its close cousin, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), are largely to blame for the record SSTs, though global warming and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) also play a role.

The magnitude of the anomaly has increased slightly since June, because trade winds over the tropical Atlantic were at below-normal speeds during July. These lower trade wind speeds were due to the fact that the Bermuda-Azores High had below-normal surface pressures over the past month. The Bermuda-Azores High and its associated trade winds are forecast to remain at below-average strength during the next two weeks, according to the latest runs of the GFS model. This means that Atlantic SST anomalies will continue to stay at record warm levels during the remainder of August, and probably during September as well. This should significantly increase the odds of getting major hurricanes in the Atlantic during the peak part of hurricane season, mid-August through mid-October.


Figure 2. The departure of sea surface temperature (SST) from average for August 9, 2010. Image credit: NOAA/NESDIS.

94L
A area of disurbed weather (94L) over South Florida is generating disorganized heavy thunderstorms over Florida and the adjacent waters, but is not a threat to develop today due to high wind shear of 20 - 30 knots. The latest SHIPS model forecast predicts that wind shear will fall to the moderate range, 10 - 20 knots, tonight through Thursday. This relaxation in shear may allow 94L to begin to organize. However, 94L will not have much time over the Gulf of Mexico to become a tropical depression or tropical storm, as steering currents favor a westward or west-northwestward motion over the Gulf that would bring the storm ashore over the northern Gulf coast by Wednesday or Thursday. NHC is giving 94L a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression by Wednesday morning. The Hurricane Hunters are on call to investigate 94L on Tuesday afternoon.

93L
A tropical wave (Invest 93) in the middle Atlantic Ocean is close to tropical depression status. The disturbance has a well-defined surface circulation, but only a limited amount of heavy thunderstorm activity, thanks to dry air and wind shear of 10 - 20 knots affecting it due to a large upper-level low pressure system to the west. Wind shear is expected to stay in the moderate range, 10 - 20 knots, over the next two days, which should allow 93L to become a tropical depression by Tuesday. NHC is giving a 70% chance 93L will become a tropical depression by Wednesday morning. Both the GFDL and HWRF models predict 93L will develop, and the GFDL predicts the storm will become a hurricane. A strong trough of low pressure moving across the central Atlantic should force 93L to turn northward on Wednesday, and 93L should only be a concern to shipping interests. None of the reliable computer models are forecasting tropical cyclone development in the Atlantic over the next seven days, other than for 93L.

A exceptionally slow-starting typhoon season
There is one bit of good weather news to report. Over in the Western Pacific, typhoon season has been remarkably quiet this year. Prior to yesterday's formation of Tropical Storm Dianmu, just three named storms had formed this year--Tropical Storm Omais, Typhoon Conson, and Typhoon Chanthu. The average for this point in the season is ten storms. Sunday's total of three named storms in the West Pacific tied 2010 with 1998, 1954, and 1975 as the slowest starting Western Pacific typhoon season on record, for the date August 8. Now that we have Tropical Storm Dianmu in the Western Pacific, 2010 ranks as the 4th slowest start to a typhoon season as of August 9. Reliable records of typhoon activity go back to 1951.


Figure 3. Heavy downpours triggered landslides and mud-rock flows in China's Gansu Province, early Sunday morning. Image credit: www.news.cn.

The deadly 2010 monsoon kills hundreds more in China, India, and Pakistan over the weekend
The Asian Southwest Monsoon has been exceptionally deadly this year. Northwest China's Gansu province was hard hit over the weekend with torrential monsoon rains, and the resulting flooding and landslides claimed at least 127 lives. At least 1300 people are missing in the disaster. Fresh monsoon rains in Pakistan over the weekend triggered landslides that killed sixty more people, in addition to the 1,500 - 1,600 people who died in monsoon floods that began in late July. At least 137 died in floods and landslides in the neighboring Indian state of Kashmir over the weekend, with 500 people missing. Monsoon flooding and landslides have also killed at least 65 people in Afghanistan in the past two weeks. Dave's Landslide blog has some great discussions of the flooding and destruction wrought by the terrible monsoon rains this year in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and China. I plan to write much more about this year's deadly monsoon on Tuesday.

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I'll have an update Tuesday.

Jeff Masters

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2955. aspectre
26. elokuuta 2010 klo 00:36 (GMT)
Reaping the whirlwind
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2954. portcharlotte
11. elokuuta 2010 klo 00:48 (GMT)
Regarding Ike...He makes that intense effort every morning to find the one liner in a discussion downplaying any development. Then he highlights it in bold type. That's fine but you must have more weather knowledge than that I hope.
Anyway you depress me every morning. Weather enthusiasts love changeable weather. You should live in California or in the desert. Sometimes I would like something more creative from IKe. I know he means well..but try something different tomorrow. With respect Joe
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2953. dacoonass
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 18:04 (GMT)
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO...ABOUT 100 MILES WEST OF SOUTHWEST COAST OF THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA...IS ACCOMPANIED BY A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS AND SQUALLS.
SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT THERE HAS BEEN A GRADUAL INCREASE IN
ORGANIZATION TODAY. HOWEVER...THE ENVIRONMENT IS NOT IDEAL FOR
SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT. AN AIR FORCE PLANE IS APPROACHING THE
SYSTEM AND WILL HELP TO DETERMINE IF A TROPICAL DEPRESSION IS
FORMING...AND IF SO...WATCHES OR WARNINGS COULD BE REQUIRED FOR A
PORTION OF THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO COAST AS EARLY AS THIS
AFTERNOON. THERE IS A HIGH CHANCE...70 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM
BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 5 TO 10 MPH.
2952. WeatherMSK
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:48 (GMT)
93L has one of those pesky ULL to contend with. Don't expect to much out of it.
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2951. osuwxguynew
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:38 (GMT)
Another thing to keep in mind that will make it take longer for 94L's winds to ramp us is the lack of a strong pressure gradient.

We saw with Colin very strong winds (50-55mph surface winds) on its northeast side even when the storm itself was fairly weak. This was due to a very strong pressure gradient to its northeast thanks to the Bermuda High.

94L will develop in a region of fairly uniform lower pressure. This means that it will need a much lower pressure relative to Colin to get a similar (50-55mph) wind speed.
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2950. nola70119
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:33 (GMT)
Quoting Chucktown:
Just chatted with a fellow on air met at one of our sister stations in NOLA - he thinks if the ULL can separate itself further from 94, this could be an Humberto set up.


Looks like that happening or the ULL is weakening....water vapor is starting to wrap across the Florida Peninsula.
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2949. psuweathernewbie
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:32 (GMT)
Quoting extreme236:
Area east of the Antilles could be our next invest if it persists. I believe it is the same wave we were tracking a few days ago that appeared impressive.


Yes extreme it had a persistent mid level circulation.
2948. NASA101
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:31 (GMT)
Quoting tatoprweather:


but the system is moving entirely to the west??? is there something in the area that can pull this thing so far north???


Forecast track on these PGIs on that CIMSS Predict websites are aweful - pay no attention...it has PGI25 going West for a while and then takes a 90 deg right hook going North!! WHAT THE...!?
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2947. tatoprweather
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:31 (GMT)
Quoting Floodman:


Okay, I'm curious: where did the designation "PGI25L" come from?


Another curious!!!
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2946. wjdow
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:30 (GMT)
Quoting ColdInFL:
Two active systems, 93L & 94L in the Atlantic, but a heat wave in Russia seems to be more important to discuss. Why doesn't he just go ahead and rename this site to the Global Warming blog?


it's the Dr's. blog, he writes what he thinks he should. if people don't like his content, they can move on.
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2945. Prgal
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:30 (GMT)
Quoting DownCaster:



Mines is tomorrow.


Happy Birthday!
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2944. MiamiHurricanes09
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:29 (GMT)
NEW BLOG
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2942. nrtiwlnvragn
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:26 (GMT)
Quoting Floodman:


Okay, I'm curious: where did the designation "PGI25L" come from?


Naval Postgraduate School Info under NFS PREDICT (2010)
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2940. Drakoen
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:26 (GMT)
Lets see if it can hold its convection today:

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2939. FFtrombi
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:25 (GMT)
If I lived along the northern gulf coast, I would watch 94L very carefully. Looking at the extent of the moisture field, SST's and low wind shear, I forecast it to become a strong ts/hurricane by thursday evening...
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2938. ho77yw00d
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:25 (GMT)
NEW BLOG
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2937. Chucktown
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:25 (GMT)
Just chatted with a fellow on air met at one of our sister stations in NOLA - he thinks if the ULL can separate itself further from 94, this could be an Humberto set up.
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2936. tatoprweather
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:25 (GMT)
Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Yes the tropical wave east of the Antilles is the same one we were watching a couple days back. PGI25L's pouch is forecasted to go north of the Lesser Antilles...interesting.



but the system is moving entirely to the west??? is there something in the area that can pull this thing so far north???
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2935. Prgal
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:25 (GMT)
Quoting StormW:


I don't have anything to post right off hand, however, when the MJO Index shows the MJO in Octants 8, 1 & 2, that's when we see an increase in development. Example...if you look at this one, remember when Alex, Bonnie and TD2 developed (I believe Alex was near June 22-23, AND Bonnie near the same time in Jul.

Compare those dates with the chart:





Ok, I get it. Thanks!
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2934. Floodman
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:24 (GMT)
Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Yes the tropical wave east of the Antilles is the same one we were watching a couple days back. PGI25L's pouch is forecasted to go north of the Lesser Antilles...interesting.



Okay, I'm curious: where did the designation "PGI25L" come from?
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2933. SLU
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:24 (GMT)
Quoting hydrus:
That is one of the storms Dave Turner flew into. He said he was not sure they were going to make it out of Edith.


Oh my ..
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2932. Cotillion
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:24 (GMT)
2005 is a rare instance - that type of activity is probably occurs every 50 or so years.

It generally seems to get bundled in with 1887 and 1933 - being well above average for its period. 1887 had 19 storms, well before any radar or such systems came into being (though, the period had contained a year with the highest AMO readings ever - if they were correct - in 1878. Higher than even 1998 and 2010.)

May have a nadir as well - 1983 was very low, for example in the Atlantic (1977 was the worldwide low). 1914 was the lowest (1-0-0) before you start getting into really unreliable records. Of course, 'recorded' is the key word.

The average for post-1995 is 14-8-4. Any season above that can considered to be above average for this period and well above average in the long term when considering quantity of TCs.
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2931. pottery
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:24 (GMT)
Quoting tropicfreak:


east coast should begin to keep a close eye on this feature. That may be 95L shortly.

The Islands need to watch it as well.
What are the steering forecasts for the area?
I lost my link... thanks.
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2929. MiamiHurricanes09
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:23 (GMT)
PSU e-WALL steering suggests that PGI25L go north of the Lesser Antilles rather than into the Caribbean.
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2928. HarleyStormDude52
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:22 (GMT)
Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Yes the tropical wave east of the Antilles is the same one we were watching a couple days back. PGI25L is forecasted to go north of the Lesser Antilles...interesting.



Yep.. this one could get interesting too!!!
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2927. Prgal
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:22 (GMT)
By the way Storm, I know your bday is coming up soon. If I forget...Happy Birthday in advance!
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2926. ColdInFL
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:22 (GMT)
Two active systems, 93L & 94L in the Atlantic, but a heat wave in Russia seems to be more important to discuss. Why doesn't he just go ahead and rename this site to the Global Warming blog?
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2925. SLU
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:22 (GMT)
Quoting pottery:

1963 was also the year of Flora. Formed at about 10N.
Major damage to the Islands of Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada.
Went on to cause the deaths of 8000 people, if I recall correctly.


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2924. Drakoen
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:22 (GMT)
FULL IMAGE
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2923. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:21 (GMT)
T.C.F.A.
94L

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2922. tropicfreak
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:21 (GMT)
Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Yes the tropical wave east of the Antilles is the same one we were watching a couple days back. PGI25L is forecasted to go north of the Lesser Antilles...interesting.



east coast should begin to keep a close eye on this feature. That may be 95L shortly.
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2921. weathermanwannabe
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:20 (GMT)
2906. StormW 11:16 AM EDT on August 10, 2010

Just read your synopsis on 94L; great take...As has been the recent pattern lately (which will change in the future), the fate of 94L appears to be tied to the ULL....Gotta keep a close eye on those water vapor loops.
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2920. Prgal
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:20 (GMT)
Quoting StormW:


Correct. There was one season, that started kind of slow, and we wound up with 10 systems being named in a 35 day time period.


Ok, thanks! I have so much to learn!
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2919. Prgal
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:20 (GMT)
And by the way, my last question...what's that on 30,30? An ULL?
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2917. hydrus
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:19 (GMT)
Quoting SLU:


Edith was a very nasty storm.
That is one of the storms Dave Turner flew into. He said he was not sure they were going to make it out of Edith.
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2915. Prgal
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:19 (GMT)
Quoting StormW:

The MJO (Madden Julian Oscillation) is still heading and going to come back out into Octant 1 or 2 of that chart. Then it's all over but the crying.


Ok, can you make that explanation mo*^%on proof? I dont see what you mean. Do you have a link I can read so I can understand better? Thanks.
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2914. nrtiwlnvragn
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:19 (GMT)
000
NOUS42 KNHC 101515
WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS
CARCAH, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER, MIAMI, FL.
1115 AM EDT TUE 10 AUGUST 2010
SUBJECT: TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN OF THE DAY (TCPOD)
VALID 11/1100Z TO 12/1100Z AUGUST 2010
TCPOD NUMBER.....10-072

I. ATLANTIC REQUIREMENTS
1. SUSPECT AREA - GULF OF MEXICO
FLIGHT ONE -- TEAL 70
A. 11/1800Z, 12/0000Z
B. AFXXX 0305A CYCLONE
C. 11/1630Z
D. 27.3N 86.5W
E. 11/1730Z TO 12/0000Z
F. SFC TO 15,000 FT

FLIGHT TWO -- TEAL 71
A. 12/0600, 0900, 1200Z
B. AFXXX 0405A CYCLONE
C. 12/0500Z
D. 28.7N 89.3W
E. 12/0530Z TO 12/1200Z
F. SFC TO 15,000 FT

2. OUTLOOK FOR SUCCEEDING DAY: CONTINUE 3 HRLY FIXES
IF SYSTEM DEVELOPS.
3. REMARKS: NOAA IS PLANNING SEVERAL RESEARCH MISSONS
INTO THIS SYSTEM.
A. G-IV NOAA 49 TAKEOFF 11/1730Z 41,000 TO 45,000 FT
B. P-3 NOAA 42 TAKEOFF 11/2000Z 12,000 FT
C. P-3 NOAA 42 TAKEOFF 12/0800Z 12,000 FT

II. PACIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. NEGATIVE RECONNAISSANCE REQUIREMENTS.
2. SUCCEEDING DAY OUTLOOK.....NEGATIVE.
JWP
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2913. MiamiHurricanes09
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:18 (GMT)
Yes the tropical wave east of the Antilles is the same one we were watching a couple days back. PGI25L's pouch is forecasted to go north of the Lesser Antilles...interesting.

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2912. tropicfreak
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:18 (GMT)
So guys when do you think 94L will become a TD? this afternoon??
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2911. hydrus
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:17 (GMT)
Quoting StormW:


No...you didn't...I said surpass the AVERAGE of 10-6-2..and RIVAL 1995
What do you mean by rival?
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2910. xCat6Hurricane
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:17 (GMT)
will 74L reach subtropical despression status today?
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2909. SLU
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:17 (GMT)
Quoting germemiguel:
Good morning every body

the tropical wave on the 50W remind me the 22th September 1963...

One day before the nhc initializes the TD6...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Edith_%281963%29


Edith was a very nasty storm.
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2908. tropicfreak
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:17 (GMT)
Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
It needs to pick up some latitude, but the feature looks pretty impressive. MIMIC-TPW reveals some cyclonic curvature.





that area might get mentioned in the TWO.
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2907. SouthDadeFish
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:17 (GMT)
Actually, as the ULL slides west, it may assist 94L in pulling the deeper convection northward. Judging by this loop, that may happen as soon as six hours. Notice the moisture field surge north over the Florida peninsula.
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2905. nrtiwlnvragn
10. elokuuta 2010 klo 15:15 (GMT)
TCFA for 94L





WTNT01 KNGU 101400
MSGID/GENADMIN/NAVMARFCSTCEN NORFOLK VA//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT 101400Z AUG 10//
RMKS/1. FORMATION OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE IS POSSIBLE WITHIN 100NM
EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 25.5N 83.0W TO 27.6N 87.2W OVER THE
NEXT 24 HOURS. AVAILABLE DATA DOES NOT JUSTIFY ISSUANCE OF A NUMBERED
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING AT THIS TIME.
2. A 0315 ZULU ASCAT PASS NORTHWEST OF THE FLORIDA KEYS
SHOWS AN AREA OF CLOSED CYCLONIC CIRCULATION WITH AN ASSOCIATED
TROUGH EXTENDING ALONG 25N 86W TO 27N 89W. CURRENT REGIONAL
MODELS ARE SHOWING SLIGHT INTENSIFICATION OF THIS LOW OVER THE
NEXT 24HRS. CURRENTLY THE LOW IS RESIDING UNDER 5 TO 10 KNOTS
OF NORTHERLY SHEAR. THIS IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH WARM SEA SURFACE
TEMPERATURES OF 85 TO 88 DEGREES FARENHEIT SHOULD HELP TO
ENHANCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS TROPICAL FEATURE.
3. THIS ALERT WILL BE REISSUED, UPGRADED TO A WARNING OR ALLOWED TO
EXPIRE BY 111400Z AUG 2010.//
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