Saturday, August 4, 2012

TS Ernesto Weakens as Dry Air is Pulled In

Tropical Storm Ernesto has run into drier air, and this has shown on satellite imagery as damaging the western flank of the system.

Water Vapor imagery indicates a wide area of dry air just ahead of Ernesto, and this is being enveloped into the system. Ernesto itself is comprised of a big blob of storms with a lot of debris clouds overspreading miles and miles away from Ernesto's core.

A loop of Ernesto shows the sudden diminishing of showers and storms in the storm, which will only continue to hamper further development until all of the dry air is out of the way, and this could take some time.


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