Friday, August 10, 2012

Ernesto Dissipates Over Mexico; May Reorganize Over Pacific with New Name...

As of the 10am CDT advisory this morning, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) declared that Ernesto has dissipated over the mountains of central and southwest Mexico.  You can see a rather disorganized system on the above visible satellite image, the remains of which continue to produce locally heavy rainfall over portions of the region.

The remnants of Ernesto are likely to reorganize and become a tropical depression or even a tropical storm over the next 12-24 hours, with continued development into the weekend.  Since the reformation will take place after Ernesto dissipated, and will be in the Pacific basin, the system will have a new name (once it becomes a tropical storm):  Hector.

With a continued Westward motion, no immediate threat to land is likely.

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