CFHC Talkback For News Story #34:
Newest Talkback: 11:12 PM 05-29 EDT

Category 3 Hurricane Adolph in the Eastern Pacific
10:27 AM EDT - 28 May 2001

Tropical storm warnings are up along the southern coast of Mexico, from Acapulco westward to Lazaro. A hurricane watch is also in effect for the same area. The NHC has hinted that these warning/watch areas may move further north. They don't expect landfall, but the hurricane may come close enough to cause problems.

It's still not moving much, mostly crawling northward. In the past few days it has gone from an ill defined depression to a major category 3 system. As of 10AM Monday, it has a windspeed of 125MPH and a pressure of 960 millibars.

Again, our system is not set up to handle Pacific storms, so many of the features that we have for Atlantic storms will not work. Therefore, here are a few spots to get information on Adolph:

For Eastern Pacific Information check out the TPC's advisories and discussions on Adolph.
Eastern Pacific Satellite Images: Visible IR Water Vapor

Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)
DoD weather models (NOGAPS, AVN, MRF)

- [mac]

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Adolph strongest on record (#1)
Posted by:
Richard Byett ( Location: Gloucester, England
Posted On 11:25AM 28-May-2001 with id (RQSNQRRNWTNT*)

Just a side note on 125mph Adolph. NHC say this is the strongest May hurricane on record for the northeast pacific. It strengthened from a 45 mph Tropical Storm to a 125 mph Hurricane in les than 48 hours. With a slow movement north it may strengthen further, but should it remain stationary then the upwelling of cooler water could serve to liit strengthening, or weaken the hurricane. People along the Pacific coast of Mexico should watch this one closely.

Notice (#2)
Posted by: JJ
Posted On 02:38AM 29-May-2001 with id (QURNQVSNRPQNQWV*)

You should check out the 85 GHz imagery for 5/28 0000Z thru 0400Z imagery on the NRL site--you can see a groovy pair of concentric eyewalls.

Posted by:
lonny Location: HOLLYWOOD FL
Posted On 07:33AM 29-May-2001 with id (RPUNQXXNQYYNSV*)

Just wondering on how the models have been handling Adolph. I haven't been around this weekend and just wondering if the models or any models have been close in their predictions. Since they sucked last year I am hoping this will be good practice for the Atlantic. I sure hope Adolph doesn't hit any land on the Mexican coast.

adolph background (#4)
Posted by: HankFrank Location: Aiken, SC
Posted On 11:12PM 29-May-2001 with id (RPTNQQVNQVNQQU*)

rather impressive storm, especially for this early in the season. makes me wonder if the western caribbean couldnt spawn the same sort of creature in late may. like richard said, adolph (which brushed cat 4 earlier today) is the strongest storm on record for the eastpac this early. there is sort of a precedent, a storm called ava in 1973, which occurred about a week later and reached cat 5. last year, carlotta in june took a rather similar track, and a ship it crippled sank with no survivors.. so this bad boy is by no means harmless, but looks to be on its way down, as ssts ahead are dropping off rapidly. precocious adolph put on quite a show, but since it's may, most storm watchers probably wont even notice it.

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