Suomi NPP satellite observes rebirth of Tropical Storm Kirk, warnings up


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IMAGE: OnSept. 25 at 1: 30 p.m. EDT (1530 UTC) NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite supplied a noticeable image of Tropical Storm Kirk as it was re-forming in the Atlantic Ocean …view more 

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NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Kirk as it was restoring in the AtlanticOcean Because Kirk restored east of the Caribbean Sea, warnings and watches were published for the Lesser Antilles.

OnSept. 25 at 12: 30 p.m. EDT (1630 UTC) the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite supplied a noticeable light image of re-forming Tropical StormKirk The VIIRS image revealed main convection and forming thunderstorms around the center of flow.

Kirk formally restored onSept 26 at 5 a.m. EDT as a tropical storm. At that time NOAA’s National Hurricane Center or NHC kept in mind “2 earlier ASCAT scatterometer [instrument] passes in between [8 p.m. and 9 p.m. EDT on Sept. 25] 0000-0100 Z on Sept 26 suggested that the low-level center had actually ended up being a little bit much better specified, which the inner-core wind field had actually contracted, now with a radius of optimum winds of about 40 nautical miles. Given the ongoing boost in the quantity and company of the deep convection, advisories have actually be re-initiated on Tropical Storm Kirk.”

A Tropical Storm Warning is in impact for Barbados,St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique andGuadeloupe A Tropical Storm Watch is in impact forSt Vincent and the Grenadines.

At11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) onSept 26 the center of Tropical Storm Kirk lay near latitude 12.1 degrees north and longitude 54.3 degrees west. That’s about 360 miles (575 km) east-southeast of Barbados and 485 miles (780 km) east-southeast of Martinique.

Kirk is approaching the west near 18 miles per hour (30 kph). A westward to west-northwestward movement is anticipated over the next couple of days. On the projection track, the center will move over the Lesser Antilles within the Tropical Storm Warning location Thursday night. Maximum continual winds have actually increased to near 50 miles per hour (85 kph) with greater gusts. Little modification in strength is anticipated till Kirk crosses the Lesser Antilles, followed by damaging over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

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