Tropical Depression 11

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

NEMO to convene tonight!
from NEMO San Pedro Headquarters: Please note that we will convene this evening for an Emergency meeting to discuss Tropical Depression 11 at 7:30pm, November 4, 2009. This emergnecy NEMO MEETING will be held at the San Pedro Town Hall and will be chaired
by Her Worship the Mayor, Mayor Elsa Paz. Please be on time.
Note: Chairpersons, please inform your sub- committee members

Source: The Weather Channel

What’s that blob of orange circled in the map below? It can’t be? Can it? Yep. It’s early November but a tropical depression has developed.

A small low pressure circulation located in the extreme southwest Caribbean Sea is now Tropical Depression 11.

During the past 12 to 18 hours, cloud organization has become more symmetric and defined. Thunderstorms continue to bubble up around the center of circulation.

The depression is close to stationary just off the coast of Costa Rica. Surface winds over land remain very light but it’s more than likely higher wind speeds can be found underneath the canopy of thunderstorms.

Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters will investigate TD 11 later today and should have a fix on the depression’s center of circulation by later this afternoon.

The Weather Channel’s Dr. Lyons notes that these low pressure areas near Central America are nearly always a forecast difficulty.

Computer weather models provide three different scenarios: 1) The possible depression moves slowly west inland 2) It moves slowly northwest and then inland or 3) It just drifts and remains offshore for several days in the short term, this is a heavy rain and potential flooding event for Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras as tropical rainbands rotate onshore over and over again.

If Tropical Depression 11 reaches storm strength it will be named Tropical Storm Ida.

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