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Major Cat 3 Hurricane ADRIAN West of Mexico
      #90379 - Thu Jun 09 2011 01:36 PM

Rapidly Intensifying Hurricane 'Adrian' has become a Major Cat 3 Storm in the Eastern Pacific Basin, fortunately well west of Mexico.

'Adrian' intensified quite rapidly over warm waters in a low shear environment and went from Cat. 1 ( about 75 mph) to Major Cat 3 Status (115 mph) in just 15 hours time.



This visible light photo of Hurricane 'Adrian' was taken early this morning, local basin time, just prior to upgrade to Cat 3 status.

And now, from the most recent bulletin from the NHC, as of post time:

ADRIAN HAS DEVELOPED A DISTINCT EYE WHICH IS EMBEDDED WITHIN A RATHER LARGE AND SYMMETRICAL CENTRAL DENSE OVERCAST. THE HURRICANE DISPLAYS A WELL ESTABLISHED UPPER-LEVEL OUTFLOW WITH NO SIGNS OF SHEAR.

BOTH SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE Dvorak T-NUMBERS HAVE INCREASED THIS MORNING ... AND SUPPORT AN INITIAL INTENSITY OF 100 KNOTS. THIS MAKES ADRIAN A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE ...


Please visit the NHC website for more information and additional graphics on 'Adrian'.

NHC Page for Hurricane ADRIAN

Will post more graphics and analysis, time permitting ...

Edited by danielw (Fri Jun 10 2011 08:50 AM)


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Re: Major Cat 3 Hurricane ADRIAN West of Mexico [Re: CoconutCandy]
      #90380 - Thu Jun 09 2011 06:21 PM

That's a very impressive looking storm for so early in the season. A couple of the models seem to want to re-curve it toward the tip of Baja California.

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Adrian Now at Cat IV [Re: MichaelA]
      #90381 - Thu Jun 09 2011 07:08 PM

Indeed a very impressive storm for the early season. About a half hour ago it was upgraded to Cat IV.
ED

HURRICANE ADRIAN TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS National Hurricane Center MIAMI FL EP012011
330 PM PDT THU JUN 09 2011

...HURRICANE ADRIAN REACHES CATEGORY FOUR STRENGTH...

SATELLITE IMAGES OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS INDICATE HURRICANE
ADRIAN HAS CONTINUED TO STRENGTHEN...AND SATELLITE INTENSITY
ESTIMATES NOW SUPPORT AN INTENSITY OF 115 KT OR 130 MPH...
210 KM/H. THIS MAKES ADRIAN A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.

...SUMMARY OF 330 PM PDT...2230 UTC...INFORMATION...
LOCATION...14.5N 105.2W
ABOUT 320 MI...520 KM S OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...210 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...950 MB...28.05 INCHES

FORECASTER STEWART/ROBERTS


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'Adrian' Now ANNULAR at Category 4 [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #90382 - Thu Jun 09 2011 08:42 PM

Hurricane 'Adrian' has assumed the classic annular characteristic, at it continues to strengthen into a cat 4 storm.



Here you see a recent colorized IR image of 'Adrian', with it's ring of inner core convection and not much else.

More graphics and analysis coming soon ...

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Edited by danielw (Fri Jun 10 2011 08:51 AM)


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