Daily Archives: Friday, July 29th, 2011

Don weakens before landfall

I am without reliable internet for who knows why, but here is the 11pm update on Don from the NHC.

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THE CLOUD PATTERN ASSOCIATED WITH DON HASĀ 
DETERIORATED SIGNIFICANTLY DURING THE PAST FEW
 HOURS AS INDICATED BY RADAR AND SATELLITE. THE 
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER OVER WATER HAS LARGELY 
DISSIPATED AND MOST OF THE SHOWER ACTIVITY HAS
MOVED INLAND.  DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE 
HUNTER PLANE INDICATE THAT THE WINDS ARE ALSO
RAPIDLY DECREASING.  ON THIS BASIS...DON HAS 
BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AND
THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE TEXAS COAST
HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. 

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-
NORTHWEST AT 12 KNOTS AND THE CENTER IS 
CROSSING THE COAST IN THE VICINITY OF 
BAFFIN BAY. THE DEPRESSION SHOULD CONTINUE 
TO MOVE FARTHER INLAND ON THIS GENERAL
TRACK UNTIL DISSIPATION IN A DAY OR SO. 

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT  30/0300Z 27.2N  97.5W   30 KT  35 MPH
 12H  30/1200Z 28.0N  99.5W   25 KT  30 MPH...INLAND
 24H  31/0000Z 28.5N 102.0W   20 KT  25 MPH...INLAND
 36H  31/1200Z...DISSIPATED"**

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