IFEX daily log
Monday, July 11, 2005
Today N42RF is ferrying back to Costa Rica. N43RF is remaining in
Jacksonville for repairs, and is planning to return to Costa Rica as soon as that is
completed, hopefully tomorrow. The ER-2 is not flying today.
Tropical Depression Five has formed in the central Atlantic, about 1100 nm east
of the islands. The NHC official forecasts calls for a hurricane in the eastern Caribbean
in 5 days, with a possible threat to the U.S. mainland after that (though that is very far out
into the future). The East Pacific still does not have any immediate prospects for genesis.
However, there is a tropical wave in the central Caribbean that should be in the East
Pacific by Thursday. Convection has flared up off the western coast of Central America,
though this may just be diurnal-driven convection. The environment has become
somewhat more favorable for genesis in the East Pacific, but nothing appears imminent in
the next 1-2 days. However, attention must be payed to T.D. #5, which if it forms will be
named Emily. That may necessitate a tasking from NHC, which may mean the end of the
experiment (or at least P-3 operations out of Costa Rica).
HRD Field Program director
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