IFEX daily log
Monday, July 18, 2005
N43RF flew its tasked mission into Hurricane Emily this morning, takeoff from
San Jose at 1330 UTC. The hurricane had made landfall the previous night on the
Yucatan peninsula and was just emerging offshore when the P-3 arrived. It had
weakened considerably to a minimal hurricane, with peak surface winds of 65 kt and
peak flight-level winds of around 75 kt.
In the East Pacific, the system with rotation at 13 N 102 W the previous day has
now been identified as Tropical Storm Eugene, centered at 14 N 105 W. Elsewhere in
the East Pacific, convection has ceased. The line of convection along the presumed ITCZ
at 10 N had weakened and shifted south to 5 N in two days.
HRD Field Program director
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