Sunday, August 22, 2010

TD-9 Upgraded to Tropical Storm Frank. TD-6 Still TD-6 for Now.

As of the 10am Central Time Advisory...Tropical Depression 9 in the Eastern North Pacific has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Frank.  The center of the system was located about 140 miles Southeast of Puerto Angel, Mexico and was moving West at 7 mph.  Maximum sustained winds were 45 mph.  See my earlier post for more details on the forecast for this system, and its possible effects on the U.S. in about a week to 10 days.

Meanwhile, out in the central Atlantic, Tropical Depression 6 has yet to become Tropical Storm Danielle.  At 10am the system was still kept at depression strength with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.  As you can see in the latest satellite image above, the center of circulation (as noted by the yellow arrow near the center of the red circle) is still a bit to the right of the main thunderstorm area (which is noted by the purple arrow).  This system is still likely to become Danielle later today or tonight, as indicated in my earlier post.

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