Greeting All; I was away over the weekend, and decided not to make any posts.
Just thought I'd share a few closing thoughts on TD Cosme.
Well, Friday and Saturday were rather interesting, especially for the Big Island.
As the depression slipped south of the Islands on nearly a due west heading, the extensive moisture field on the north side of Cosme collided with the massive SE slopes of the Mauna Loa and Maune Kea volcanoes, and was orographically lifted, resulting in an extensive rain event, which they *really* needed!
Regeneration, as likely as it might have appeared due to the presence of tenacious convection, as well as most of the intensity model guidance on Friday, never quite materialized.
The easterly shear, which had knocked in down from Hurricane strength a few days earlier, was replaced by increasing SW shear from an upper-level low ( as sooooo... often happens! ) west of the Islands polished it off over the weekend.
But, as mentioned, numerous thunderstorms formed over most sections of the Big Island, and although there were a few flood advisories, no significant flash flooding occurred.
So! The Big Island gets a good drenching, really helping out agricultural interests, and those folks who get their water from water-catchment systems.
The Best of Both Worlds: No storm and lots of rain !! Wish it always worked out like that.
Hurricanes stay away! The Islands are just perfect without you. Let's hope for a quiet season in the Central Pacific. In the event another system does threaten, I will do my best to keep you all informed as to developments. And any interesting EastPac systems, as well.
Thanks for all the reads of my rather long posts and for your replies, too. It's been fun!
Now returning you to your regular scheduled programming: The Atlantic Basin.
Aloha Greetings from Honolulu - Norm