Tropical Storm Jerry Dissipating in North Atlantic
Hurricane Season 2007: Jerry (Atlantic)
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Late in the day on Tuesday, Sept. 25, Tropical Storm Jerry is forecast to
dissipate in the central North Atlantic Ocean.
Jerry formed in the central Atlantic and moved on a northerly track in the open
ocean, and is forecast to dissipate later in the day. At 0300 UTC on Sept. 25,
or 11:00 p.m. EDT, Sept. 24, the center of Jerry was located near 44.5 degrees
north latitude and 37.5 west longitude. Jerry was continuing to move toward the
northeast at 35 knots (40 mph). At that time, his maximum sustained winds were
near 40 knots (46 mph) with higher gusts, and minimum central pressure was
estimated near 1000 millibars. Jerry is expected to dissipate because he's
moving into the cool waters of the North Atlantic.
This image from NASA's QuikSCAT satellite was taken at 6:03 p.m. EDT (22:03 UTC)
on Sunday, Sept. 23. It depicts Jerry's wind speed in color and wind direction
with small barbs. White barbs point to areas of heavy rain. The highest wind
speeds, are shown in purple, which indicate winds over 40 knots (46 mph). At
that time, the National Hurricane Center reported that Jerry had maximum
sustained winds near 40 mph with higher gusts.
Goddard Space Flight Center
Image credit: NASA/JPL
Tropical Depression Ten Forms in the Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Depression Ten, expected to become Tropical Storm Jerry later today, formed in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico south of the Florida Panhandle on Friday, Sept. 21, and is expected to make landfall somewhere in the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sept. 22. This infrared image from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite was acquired at 3:17 a.m. EDT Sept. 21, while the system was still subtropical. At 2 p.m. EDT Sept. 21, Tropical Depression Ten had maximum sustained winds near 30 knots (35 miles per hour), and was moving toward the northwest near 18 kilometers per hour (11 miles per hour). The AIRS image shows the temperature of the cloud tops or the surface of the Earth in cloud-free regions. The lowest temperatures (in purple) are associated with high, cold cloud tops that make up the top of the storm. The infrared signal does not penetrate through clouds. Where there are no clouds the AIRS instrument reads the infrared signal from the surface of the Earth, revealing warmer temperatures (red).
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