Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wow....That Was Fast, Emily!

Not more than 3 hours after my last post on Emily, she has been completely sheared-apart.  The above image shows the "remnants" of Emily, the center of which is located about 100 miles South/Southwest of the Eastern tip of Cuba.

Present movement is Northwest at 16 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and a minimum central pressure of 29.80 inches of mercury.

Emily was downgraded to an "extratropical" system after the afternoon Hurricane Hunter aircraft flight could not find a closed low-level center.  Very heavy rains and gusty winds continue over Hispaniola in association with the remnants of Emily at this hour...and this will continue into tonight.

Now the $64,000 question is:  what will happen now?  There is still some possibility that the system will regenerate once it moves out into the Bahamas and toward the open Atlantic tomorrow night or Saturday.  

In the meantime, heavy rain and gusty winds can be expected to overspread Eastern Cuba tonight, and into the southern and central Bahamas through Friday.

Stay tuned.... as we may not have seen the last of Emily....

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