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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:32 pm

Thursday Afternoon Update

The disturbance in the monsoon trough has organized and appears to have reached depression status. Forecast models move this system west northwest parallel to Mexico the next several days. NHC will probably upgrade in a few hours in their next update. (Offical NHC products will be added later.)

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:32 pm

Friday Afternoon Update

Boris was named officially earlier today. It poses no threat to land. It should generally move west away from Mexico and probably stay as a storm. It has a deep brust of convection around the center at this time.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:41 am

Saturday Morning Update

Boris has been tracking slightly south of the NHC official track and is moving more w-nw than nw. It is still a solid tropical storm that is posing almost no threat to Mexico. Only a slight increase in swell may be noticed on the west coast of Mexico.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:32 am

Saturday Midday Update

The official NHC track was adjusted a bit farther south, on the trend that we noticed from our last update. Their new track is mostly west in which we concur. NHC is also calling for little strengthening, but the I.R. satellite imagery from the last several hours is showing Boris ungoing a deep convection burst. The center of circulation in under most of the convection. With this being the case, we think Boris is probably going to strengthen a little before leveling off again after this phase is over. Boris is well out to sea, and only an increase in swell may be noted on the coast of Mexico.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:34 pm

Saturday Evening Update

The deep convection burst over Boris has leveled off and it now appears that Boris is facing some shear. The northern part of the low level circulation has been exposed. With this being the case, a decrease in intensity is now likely as Boris continues well away from land.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:26 am

Sunday Morning Update

Boris has fought off the shear and convection has rebuilt over the center of circulation. The net result was very little change in intensity after maybe some minor weakening last night. Boris will continue to move in a mostly westerly direction with little change today.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:12 am

Sunday Evening Update

Boris has changed little today. It is over 700 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, MX. There is nothing that looks like it should effect Boris is any substantial way soon. Expect Boris to still move west with little change tonight.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:44 pm

Monday Late Morning Update

Boris is getting better organized. The latest satellite imagery shows eyewall development. With this being the case, it should be near hurricane strength. Forecast models keep it west for a few days then stall it as it hits a ridge of high pressure. Beyond this time frame it may move a bit south of west around the ridge again.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:35 pm

Tuesday Early Morning Update
This is a delayed report. We had server problems overnight. The Tropicalweather.net Tropical Pic showed last night that by 8-9 pm edt Boris had an eye. Also, satellite wind speed estimates were above hurricane force. One estimate was near 76 knots! The satellite image is from 2am edt.


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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:46 pm

Tuesday late Morning Update
NHC named Boris a hurricane at 5 am, at least 12 hours late, but the right call. The water vapor imagery shows Boris with an eye feature still. The strongest eyewall remains on the south side of the circulation. The advanced microwave sensing estimate still places the strength at 76 knots and another satellite estimate at 73 knots. So, the strength is probably a bit above NHC's 75 mph. Boris remains no threat to Mexico and Hawaii.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:31 am

Tuesday late Afternoon Update
Boris is losing a little intensity and is a minimal hurricane. Microwave and Quickscat satellite wind estimates put Boris near this strength. Some dry air is near the circulation center and may significantly disrupt the strength if absorbed into the eyewall. We expect Boris to drop down to tropical storm strength within 12 hours, or maybe less than 6 hours if the dry air is ingested.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:14 pm

Wednesday Early AM Update
Boris is a fighter and has ungone rapid intensification. NHC at the 11pm advisory took Boris down to a 70 mph tropical storm. The latest microwave and I.R. satellite imagery has shown over the past 4 or 5 hours development of the eyewall - in fact the most impressive that Boris has looked yet. We would estimate that Boris is around 80-90 mph at this time. Boris continues to not be a threat to land.

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:53 pm

Wednesday Midday Update
Boris is cranking. The NHC 5 am advisory put Boris at 75 mph. The latest microwave satellite estimate is 93 knots ! Boris must be at least 90 mph looking at the imagery. Boris is gradually heading toward cooler water so should weaken. We thought that yesterday too. :oops: The NHC 11 am advisory just came in and kept Boris at 75 mph. :?:

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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:48 pm

Wednesday Late Afternoon Update
The eyewall cloud tops around Boris are finally warming. No doubt NHC will drop the top winds down at the 5 pm advisory and call this a t.s. again. Top winds are probably in the 70-75 mph range and decreasing.
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Post by Caribbean Traveler » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:56 am

Thursday Early AM Update
Boris has lost its eye awhile ago and is definitely decreasing in intensity. NHC's last advisory had Boris at 60 mph which looks reasonable. This sytem should be next depression status in the next 24-36 hours.

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