Thursday, December 03, 2009

Last of Tropical Storm Nida

By the time the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image on December 2, 2009, Nida had weakened to a tropical storm. The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported that, on December 2, Nida had maximum sustained winds of 50 knots (90 kilometers per hour), with gusts up to 65 knots (120 kilometers per hour). The storm was located roughly 505 nautical miles (935 kilometers) southeast of Kadena.
Unlike earlier images of Nida, this image shows no distinct eye. Nida’s central clouds appear to be an undifferentiated mass. Long tendrils of thinner clouds extend from the center of the storm toward the southwest and curve toward the northeast.
Chennai - Egmore zone recorded only 5.6 mm from 12 am midnight today.
NOGAPS and COLA, predicts that around 8-Dec, the LOW system will crash over north-east Srilanka ..
Now, NCMWRF - predicts that the up-coming LOW will drift north wards into Bay along Andhra and Orissa coast. ... south-east Bay is also witnessing some active .. This area will host a LOW pressure in next 48 hrs.
Arabian sea west of Karnataka is very active due to cyclonic circulation ..
Satellite shows.. cloud activity North-north-east of Chennai along Andhra coast ..
Chennai - A wet and heavily cloudy day thru out.
Heavy NE monsoon moisture will linger along the TN coast, south Andhra coast and into central TN as well.. .. TN coast will stay clear for next 48hrs to host the next big weather front. .. Heavy showers over Local Tirunelveli district, lakshadweep islands and over coastal Kerala.
Satellite shows TOTALLY Nothing for entire TN coast ..
We'll update on the LOW formation over Bay and it's predicted path.
Chennai - These NNW cloud movement may signal the LOW formation over south-east bay in next 24 hrs.
Chennai - NNW cloud movement will reduce the rain rate and we might be in for a LOCAL cloud burst .. due to excessive moisture presence.
chennai - Now 9:32am, its warm and sunny, with low cloud formation and movement from north-north-west.
Chennai - After some medium early hr showers