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danielwAdministrator
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Hurricane Watches Up for Carolinas. Tropical Storm Ernesto Strengthening
      #72903 - Wed Aug 30 2006 11:44 PM

2 PM Update
Ernesto now has 70MPH winds, just shy of hurricane strength, and is still in a good position to gain more strength.



11:30 AM Update
Hurricane watches are up from the south Santee river in South Carolina to Cape Lookout in North Carolina. Ernesto is forecast to be borderline Tropical/Storm hurricane when it makes landfall near Myrtle Beach With the strengthening trends like they are, it could be very possible.

8:30 AM Update
8 AM Advisory has windspeed at 55MPH, a strengthening system, no Hurricane Watches/Warnings for the Carolinas, yet, but they may occur if the strengthening trend continues.

Recon is indicating a system still strengthening.

7:30 AM Update
Recon reports Ernesto down to 996 mb, with winds roughly 60-65mph.

7AM Update

Ernesto's pressure is down to 998 millibars, and windspeed to 50 MPH, with a chance for a little more strengthening before making another landfall near the north and south Carolina borders.

1125 PM-Wednesday Update

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Cyclone Update bringing Tropical Depression Ernesto up to Tropical Storm status.

NOAA Buoy 41009 and NWS Melbourne Doppler radar are indicating winds at the surface and aloft in excess of 36mph.
NHC is estimating Ernesto's Maximum Sustained winds at 40 mph, East of the Center.



Do you know of evacuations or closures for schools, business, shelters, ports, governments, etc? Let everyone know here

Report Ernesto related weather conditions /damage in your area here

Looking for someone? Have Travel plans somewhere affected by Ernesto? Ask here.

To keep things less cluttered, any of these asked on the main board will be moved/graveyarded. So use the above links please.

Also, flhurricane is now making a Long Term radar recording of Ernesto and a Level 3 radar recording of Ernesto.


Beyond Ernesto, there is a strong wave in the eastern Atlantic that has a chance to become a depression in the next few days.


Event Related Links


Web based Video and Audio
Many websites require realplayer for video and audio, you can get real player here or an alternative real media player here (Ie WinXp64)

Jim Williams, from Hurricane City and West Palm Beach, will be doing his live audio show Monday - Wednesday every night as Ernesto approaches on hurricanecity. Listen here He usually starts at 8PM eastern and runs until the 11PM advisory comes out.

Marc Sudduth over at hurricanetrack.com is usually on the road heading toward the storms to provide reports and video and data from the storms. see some of his live streaming video and audio here

Hurricanenow - Former CNN hurricane Reporter Jeff Flock reports from the storm with video updates and live streaming
Weathervine.com storm chasers/video/audio
radioNHCWX (not affiliated with the real NHC)
Barometer Bob

Reply and let us know of other links.

Recon Report Map Plot

Charleston, SC Long Range Radar
Melbourne, FL Long Range Radar
Jacksonville, FL Long Range Radar
Wilmington, NC Long Range Radar


Ernesto

Animated Skeetobite Model Plot
Animated Model Plot
SFWMD Model Plot
More model runs on Ernesto from Jonathan Vigh's page
Google Map Plot of Ernesto
RAMSDIS storm relative satelliteloop
Visible Satellite Floater
IR
Animated Floater with overlays
More Satellite Images of Ernesto


Edited by MikeC (Thu Aug 31 2006 09:15 PM)


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nc_tropical_wx79
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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status [Re: danielw]
      #72905 - Wed Aug 30 2006 11:51 PM

Daniel looks like you were right about the front shoving Ernesto to the right. This from NWS site:

TROPICAL STORM Ernesto LOCAL STATEMENT
AMZ250-252-254-256-NCZ097-100-101-SCZ034-046-310745-

TROPICAL STORM Ernesto LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1139 PM EDT WED AUG 30 2006

...ERNESTO RE-GAINS TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH...

...NEW INFORMATION...
THIS STATEMENT UPGRADES Ernesto BACK TO A TROPICAL STORM AND
UPDATES THE CURRENT POSITION OF Ernesto...MOVING THE CENTER A BIT
FURTHER TO THE EAST BRINGING THE CENTER INTO GEORGETOWN SOUTH OF
MYRTLE BEACH THURSDAY EVENING. IT ALSO INCREASES THE COASTAL
STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA COASTS TO
3 TO 5 FEET. RAINFALL IS INCREASED ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA TO FOUR
TO EIGHT INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS.

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danielwAdministrator
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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status [Re: nc_tropical_wx79]
      #72906 - Thu Aug 31 2006 12:09 AM

That was just a quick look estimate from the loops that I listed.

I'm at 17 hours and have 7 hours to go so Your eyes are much better than mine.

Question is...how far out will the front push Ernesto. If it's far enought to clear Cape Hatteras that will be great. But looking at the last model run, and the forecast of Ernesto's remnants near Detriot. That's,...well... wishing.


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HanKFranK
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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status [Re: danielw]
      #72908 - Thu Aug 31 2006 12:41 AM

guess recon will show up soon, let us know if there have been any pressure falls. i wouldn't guess so as radar organization looks about the same. on satellite the storm looks fairly organized. not like it could strengthen a whole heck of a lot, but not too bad to say the least. the NHC official track looks good. only caveat would be if deep convection started blooming and set this thing into a development slide. nothing like that as of yet.
based on the tendencies i'm seeing with the small low out near 16/48, i'd think the NHC may have to start changing the tone of their outlooks on it. it has been maintaining a small area of deep convection most of today, and more scattered stuff appears to be developing on its eastern flank. it is getting closer to the islands, and under a favorable upper air environment. might become more interesting tomorrow.
the wave near 33w also has a fairly well defined circulation near the ITCZ.
neither feature threatens imminent development, but both have persisted and may eventually result in a system. the eastpac has continued active; maybe the atlantic will try to keep pace with it. the basin doesn't look to be in the throes of an MJO active surge, but doesn't look that inhospitable either... not unlikely we'll have more action in the coming days.
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Yikes
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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status [Re: HanKFranK]
      #72912 - Thu Aug 31 2006 12:59 AM

post deleted - question was answered in previous post

Edited by Ed Dunham (Thu Aug 31 2006 05:22 PM)


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WeatherNut
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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status [Re: HanKFranK]
      #72913 - Thu Aug 31 2006 01:39 AM

when is recon supposed to be in there?

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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status [Re: WeatherNut]
      #72914 - Thu Aug 31 2006 03:25 AM

078
SXXX50 KNHC 310722
AF303 2105A Ernesto HDOB 17 KNHC


recon is showing up now . 50 mph winds next update


down to 999mb

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Edited by HCW (Thu Aug 31 2006 03:46 AM)


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zacros
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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status [Re: HCW]
      #72916 - Thu Aug 31 2006 05:42 AM

Buoy 41012 is due west of the center of Ernesto at 5AM. Pressure is right around 1000 mb and winds sustained out of the north at 17 kts (20 mph). Not very impressive since it is so close to the center. It is on the west side of the storm, though.

Some decent rain here in Charleston overnight, should be more on the way.


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Rich B
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Ernies Eye [Re: zacros]
      #72917 - Thu Aug 31 2006 05:54 AM

000
URNT12 KNHC 310832
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
A. 31/08:17:00Z
B. 29 deg 49 min N
080 deg 10 min W
C. 850 mb 1412 m
D. NA kt
E. NA deg nm
F. 151 deg 033 kt
G. 44 deg 033 nm
H. 999 mb
I. 17 C/ 1523 m
J. 18 C/ 1523 m
K. 17 C/ NA
L. OPEN N
M. C25
N. 12345/ 8
O. 0.02 / 3 nm
P. AF303 2105A Ernesto OB 11
MAX FL WIND 55 KT SW QUAD 07:13:00 Z
RAGGED EYEWALL

Looks like ernie is getting his act together!

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nc_tropical_wx79
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Re: Ernies Eye [Re: Rich B]
      #72918 - Thu Aug 31 2006 06:07 AM

How is he getting his act together with a raggedy eyewall? and is Ernesto real close to the coast or what? WIll he eventually move away some and will this hinder his development or not matter at all?

Use the Hurricane Ask/Tell Forum for these types of questions

Edited by Ed Dunham (Thu Aug 31 2006 05:25 PM)


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Rich B
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Re: Ernies Eye [Re: nc_tropical_wx79]
      #72919 - Thu Aug 31 2006 06:23 AM

000
URNT12 KNHC 310926
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
A. 31/09:18:00Z
B. 29 deg 56 min N
080 deg 09 min W
C. 850 mb 1408 m
D. NA kt
E. NA deg nm
F. 223 deg 050 kt
G. 124 deg 049 nm
H. 998 mb
I. 17 C/ 1522 m
J. 18 C/ 1523 m
K. 18 C/ NA
L. OPEN NNW-NE
M. C25

N. 12345/ 8
O. 0.02 / 3 nm
P. AF303 2105A Ernesto OB 17
MAX FL WIND 50 KT SE QUAD 09:02:50 Z
RAGGED INNER EYEWALL,C8, FORMING IN THE WESTERN EDGE OF LARGER EYE

The inner core would seem to be trying to consolidate and organise. Although relatively close to land he will be moving further away for a bit before approaching the coast once more. He could become stronger, ad i think we'll see a strong TS at landfall: 65-70 mph.

Regards

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zacros
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Bit more NNE [Re: Rich B]
      #72920 - Thu Aug 31 2006 06:34 AM

Radar shows Enrnesto now pushing a little more eastward. Lot of rain trying to wrap around from the south side of the storm. The coast could see a pretty good punch from this storm before all is said and done.

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Rich B
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Re: Bit more NNE [Re: zacros]
      #72921 - Thu Aug 31 2006 06:38 AM

yeah, i noticed hints of more of an easterly / rightward shift. Recon also shows another slight pressure drop... from 998 down to 997mb.

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zacros
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Re: Bit more NNE [Re: Rich B]
      #72922 - Thu Aug 31 2006 06:41 AM

Local Buoys continue to show an increase in wind speed and decrease in pressure. Certainly an indication that the storm is getting stronger.

PS - if you look at this map, check the buoys with the blue squares or red triangles, the others do not show much information.


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nc_tropical_wx79
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Re: Bit more NNE [Re: Rich B]
      #72923 - Thu Aug 31 2006 06:43 AM

So does that make me safe from landfall if I'm on the SC coast? If it pushes more eastward wouldn't it miss SC and be more of a landfall in NC maybe the outer banks.

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Edited by nc_tropical_wx79 (Thu Aug 31 2006 06:53 AM)


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zacros
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Re: Bit more NNE [Re: nc_tropical_wx79]
      #72924 - Thu Aug 31 2006 06:48 AM

Depends on where on the coast you are at. I think the track may be slightly to the right of the official NHC forcast, but not by much. It also depends on whether or not the eastward jog holds. The storm may resume a more northerly track and still run right into the Georgetown/MB area. I would think that the storm would land fall right along the SC/NC border (which is really right in line with the NHC forcast).

Edited by zacros (Thu Aug 31 2006 06:53 AM)


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Rich B
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Re: Bit more NNE [Re: zacros]
      #72926 - Thu Aug 31 2006 07:24 AM

Pressure down again - 996mb. Flt winds to 61Kts!

000
URNT12 KNHC 311116
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
A. 31/11:02:10Z
B. 30 deg 13 min N
079 deg 51 min W
C. 850 mb 1398 m
D. NA kt
E. NA deg nm
F. 233 deg 061 kt
G. 127 deg 023 nm
H. 996 mb
I. 16 C/ 1445 m
J. 18 C/ 1523 m
K. 18 C/ NA
L. OPEN NW
M. C25
N. 12345/ 8
O. 0.02 / 1 nm
P. AF303 2105A Ernesto OB 28
MAX FL WIND 61 KT SE QUAD 10:55:00 Z
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SebastianLou
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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status [Re: HanKFranK]
      #72927 - Thu Aug 31 2006 07:25 AM

What is up with the area 23 N and 67 w ? Too my untrained eye it looks as though something is spinning, any chance of something popping up here?

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zacros
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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status [Re: SebastianLou]
      #72929 - Thu Aug 31 2006 08:00 AM

I am not sure, but my guess is that it is an ULL. The surface maps do not show a low in the area and there is certainly no mention in the Tropical Outlook. The 8 AM tropical discussion mentions it though.

A CUT-OFF UPPER TROUGH LIES TO THE E OF THIS RIDGE
WITH THE AXIS FROM 30N60W THROUGH AN UPPER LOW NEAR 25N64W
THROUGH THE MONA PASSAGE INTO THE CARIBBEAN. ASSOCIATED SURFACE
TROUGH FROM 30N58W TO 23N68W. "


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nc_tropical_wx79
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Re: Ernesto regains Tropical Storm status *Killed -- Sent to Graveyard* [Re: zacros]
      #72930 - Thu Aug 31 2006 08:12 AM

This post was sent to the Hurricane Graveyard

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