Yes. Improving by the hour. I’m not going to rule out a last minute run to a #1. Finally a storm that has real quality morphology. Now casting starting for Texas tomorrow.
I had to look up that word on dictionary.com. As a retired SPED administrator, morphology to me dealt with linguistics, which it does, but I didn't realize it could also be germane to biology. Never too old to learn!
"My name is Jim, but my friends call me...............Jim."
Post by SCOT PILIE' on Jul 23, 2020 13:40:25 GMT -6
Will say TD8 is looking pretty impressive this afternoon...especially considering it's still July. We've seen strong tropical storms look worse, HA!
If I'm watching from South-Central Texas, I would have a very close eye on it.
Still battling some dry air...but growing signs of increased banding, intense convection near the center.
Water temps are very warm & wind shear is light. Although currently projected to become a moderate tropical storm, I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility for this to become a strong tropical storm or even a minimal hurricane. Thankfully it only has another ~40 hours or so over water.
Post by grisairgasm on Jul 23, 2020 14:13:32 GMT -6
Water vapor now showing good outflow established to the S n SW of the storm. Has become symmetric relative to the rest of the upper level environment above the storm. ULL has been compressed and displaced even more out of the way.
Post by grisairgasm on Jul 23, 2020 14:47:24 GMT -6
Yep. This could arguably be a rather fast developing system at this point. Only big drawback I see right now is a dry slot on the E side. Interesting to see if and when that moistens up. This has got to be Hanna now.