This afternoon, most of Ida's rains extend to the north and east of her center, over Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolina.
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-12 has been providing meteorologists with satellite imagery of Ida's progression, and the NASA GOES Project created an animation showing Ida's progress.
The GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. uses the data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental (GOES) satellites to create images and movies. In this case, GOES-12 provided the data to make a movie of Ida's movements from November 8 to 10 at 19:45 UTC (2:45 p.m. ET).
At 2:30 p.m. ET today, November 10, the low pressure center of Extra-tropical Storm Ida is currently over the western tip of the Florida panhandle and is beginning to move east. The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center issued a graphic indicating extreme rainfall on their website that indicates the area where North Carolina and South Carolina meet the northeast corner of Georgia and extreme southeast corner of Tennessee.
At 10 a.m., Ida's center was near 30.6 North and 87.6 West or 30 miles east-southeast of Mobile, Alabama and 25 miles west-northwest of Pensacola, Florida. At that time, Ida had sustained winds near 35 mph, and the storm was weakening. Ida was moving northeast near 9 mph and had a minimum central pressure near 1000 millibars.
At 10 a.m. ET, Ida became extra-tropical. A conversion to "extra-tropical" status means that the area of low pressure, in this case Ida, eventually loses its warm core and becomes a cold-core system. During the time it is becoming extra-tropical the cyclone's primary energy source changes from the release of latent heat from condensation (from thunderstorms near the storm's center) to baroclinic (temperature and air pressure) processes. When a cyclone becomes extra-tropical it will usually connect with nearby fronts and or troughs (extended areas of low pressure) consistent with a baroclinic (pressure) system. When that happens it appears the system grows larger while the core weakens.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) used satellite and surface observations to confirm Ida's transition to extra-tropical status. This morning's NHC discussion noted "the latest satellite imagery shows a comma-like appearance and temperature data from Dauphin Island showed a 5F temperature decrease after the center passed this morning."
Ida is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches...with isolated maximum storm totals of 8 inches...through Wednesday evening from the eastern Gulf coast across the southeastern U.S. into the southern mid-Atlantic states.
Text credit: Rob Gutro, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!
New Study Will Help Find the Best Locations for Thermal Power Stations in Iceland
19.01.2017 | University of Gothenburg
Water - as the underlying driver of the Earth’s carbon cycle
17.01.2017 | Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie
An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by...
Yersiniae cause severe intestinal infections. Studies using Yersinia pseudotuberculosis as a model organism aim to elucidate the infection mechanisms of these...
Researchers from the University of Hamburg in Germany, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, have synthesized a new superconducting material by growing a few layers of an antiferromagnetic transition-metal chalcogenide on a bismuth-based topological insulator, both being non-superconducting materials.
While superconductivity and magnetism are generally believed to be mutually exclusive, surprisingly, in this new material, superconducting correlations...
Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states within condensed matter systems and switching between different states on ultrafast time scales
Studying properties of fundamental particles in condensed matter systems is a promising approach to quantum field theory. Quasiparticles offer the opportunity...
Among the general public, solar thermal energy is currently associated with dark blue, rectangular collectors on building roofs. Technologies are needed for aesthetically high quality architecture which offer the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to low- and plus-energy buildings. With the “ArKol” project, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE together with partners are currently developing two façade collectors for solar thermal energy generation, which permit a high degree of design flexibility: a strip collector for opaque façade sections and a solar thermal blind for transparent sections. The current state of the two developments will be presented at the BAU 2017 trade fair.
As part of the “ArKol – development of architecturally highly integrated façade collectors with heat pipes” project, Fraunhofer ISE together with its partners...
19.01.2017 | Event News
10.01.2017 | Event News
09.01.2017 | Event News
19.01.2017 | Earth Sciences
19.01.2017 | Life Sciences
19.01.2017 | Physics and Astronomy