The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Chantal when it was a tropical storm over Hispaniola on July 10 at 15:20 UTC (11:20 a.m. EDT). At that time, Chantal's northern quadrant covered the Dominican Republic and eastern Haiti while the center of the storm remained south of Hispaniola.
NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Chantal when it was a tropical storm over Hispaniola on July 10 at 15:20 UTC (11:20 a.m. EDT). Credit:
Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
Tropical Storm Chantal ran into some strong upper-level winds that tore the storm apart. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued the final bulletin on Chantal on July 10 at 2100 UTC (5 p.m. EDT). At that time it was considered a remnant low pressure area with maximum sustained winds near 40 knots. Tropical-storm-force winds were occurring over a large area south of Hispaniola. It was centered near 16.5 north latitude and 73.7 west longitude, about 230 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and moving to the west at 25 knots. All warnings were cancelled.
NHC noted that Chantal was no longer considered a tropical cyclone and that its remnants would bring rainfall totals between 3 and 6 inches to Hispaniola, Jamaica, central and eastern Cuba as well as the southeastern Bahamas.
On July 11, the remnant low and its associated showers and thunderstorms stretched from Hispaniola northward to the southeastern and central Bahamas and the adjacent Atlantic waters. Some heavy rains and gusty winds were expected to spread over the southeastern and central Bahamas today, July 11, and Friday, July 12, according to NHC.
NOAA's GOES-13 satellite has been capturing images of Chantal's demise. NASA's GOES Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. created an image on July 11 at 1445 UTC (10:45 a.m. EDT) that showed showers and thunderstorms associated with the low stretched from Hispaniola north into the Bahamas. There was also another area of thunderstorms over eastern Cuba.
Because the upper-level winds are still strong, the NHC noted that there are no signs of regeneration and the forecast calls for the winds to remain hostile for significant development. So, NHC has given Chantal's remnants just a 20 percent of becoming a tropical cyclone again over the next 48 hours.
Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers
20.11.2018 | Lancaster University
Massive impact crater from a kilometer-wide iron meteorite discovered in Greenland
15.11.2018 | Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen
Innsbruck quantum physicists have constructed a diode for magnetic fields and then tested it in the laboratory. The device, developed by the research groups led by the theorist Oriol Romero-Isart and the experimental physicist Gerhard Kirchmair, could open up a number of new applications.
Electric diodes are essential electronic components that conduct electricity in one direction but prevent conduction in the opposite one. They are found at the...
Max Planck researchers revel the nano-structure of molecular trains and the reason for smooth transport in cellular antennas.
Moving around, sensing the extracellular environment, and signaling to other cells are important for a cell to function properly. Responsible for those tasks...
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving "magnetic reconnection"--the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion--in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.
Magnetic reconnection has remained a bit of a mystery to scientists. They know it exists and have documented the effects that the energy explosions can...
Biochips have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), on which tissue can be produced and examined. This allows supplying the tissue with different substances in a very controlled way.
Cultivating human cells in the Petri dish is not a big challenge today. Producing artificial tissue, however, permeated by fine blood vessels, is a much more...
Faster and secure data communication: This is the goal of a new joint project involving physicists from the University of Würzburg. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the project with 14.8 million euro.
In our digital world data security and secure communication are becoming more and more important. Quantum communication is a promising approach to achieve...
19.11.2018 | Event News
09.11.2018 | Event News
06.11.2018 | Event News
21.11.2018 | Life Sciences
21.11.2018 | Medical Engineering
21.11.2018 | Physics and Astronomy