NASA tracks a weaker comma-shaped Tropical Cyclone Marcus


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IMAGE: NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Marcus on March 23 at 3 am EDT (0700 UTC) and discovered cloud leading temperature levels as cold or cooler than minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit (minus …
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Hurricane Marcus continues to parallel Western Australia and stay far from the coast, while compromising. NASA’s Aqua satellite evaluated the storm in infrared light and saw a comma-shaped Marcus.

NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Marcus on March 23 at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 UTC) and evaluated the storm in infrared light. The MODIS or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard the satellite exposed cloud leading temperature levels as cold or cooler than minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 56.6 degrees Celsius) in a band of thunderstorms covering into the low-level center from the southeast offering the storm a comma-shaped look. Typically, cloud leading temperature levels in Marcus have actually warmed over the last day showing that the storm’s uplift has actually deteriorated.

MODIS information likewise revealed a little location with cooler cloud tops circling around Marcus’ center. NASA research study suggests extremely cold cloud tops with the prospective to produce extremely heavy rains. Considering that Marcus is far from land, its rain is tipping over the open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean.

At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on March 23 Marcus lay near 32.6 north latitude and 135.8 east longitude. Marcus was relocating to the south at 12.6 miles per hour (11 knots/203 kph) and had optimal continual winds near 92 miles per hour (80 knots/148 kph). By March 24, Marcus is anticipated to damage to a hurricane.

The Joint Tropical cyclone Caution Center kept in mind that Marcus is compromising quickly and will continue to do so as it moves over cooler waters and into locations of more powerful vertical wind shear. The storm is anticipated to dissipate in the next day or more.

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