CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES
Tropical Cyclone 12E (Linda)…is located about 1315 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California
Tropical Cyclone 16W…is located approximately 61 NM west-southwest of Andersen AFB – Final Warning
Tropical Cyclone 12E (Linda)
LINDA INTENSIFIES BACK INTO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE
Here’s what the computer models are showing for Linda
According to the NHC Advisory 32…Linda is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h). A turn towards the west-northwest is expected later tonight, with that motion forecast to continue through the remainder of the week.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change strength is expected tonight, but a slow weakening trend is forecast to begin by the end of tomorrow.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km).
The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, is issuing advisories on Hurricane Linda, located nearly 1700 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. The latest forecast indicates that Linda will move into the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s area of responsibility as a weakening tropical storm as early as Thursday.
Tropical Cyclone 16W – Final Warning
Sustained 20 knot winds…with gusts to 30 knots (as of Warning Number 28)
According to the JTWC…Spiral bands of weak, upper level convection are wrapping into an obscured low level circulation center. In addition, shallow convection surrounding the low level center with pockets of deeper, albeit disorganized, convection to the east and northeast.
The overall environment is marginal with very warm sea surface temperatures are offset by moderate to high wind shear (20-30 knots). Meanwhile, northerly upper level winds from ridging to the north is further hindering development.
Over the next 24 hours TD 16W will continue to track generally westward to west-northwestward under the steering influence of the subtropical ridge positioned to the north and struggle to consolidate due to the continued marginal environment.
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