Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Major Hurricane Emilia Storms Through East Pacific

Hurricane Emilia has rapidly strengthened to a major Category 4 hurricane with a minimum pressure reading of 950 millibars and winds up to 130 MPH.

Emilia is definitely showing off on satellite imagery, with a fairly defined eye and solid core of stormy activity wrapping into the storm. Circulation looks quite strong judging by how far the outer bands are from the eye of the storm. While the eye is not as significant as a major hurricane would typically have, it remains an impressive system.

Ensemble forecasts indicate steady weakening from this point on, eventually into a tropical storm a few days from today. This theory is supported by the system moving into some shearing that will likely add to lower water temperatures to prove that Emilia is not immune to a bad environment.


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