Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

16 September 2016

A South Atlantic Cyclone?!

The South Atlantic is generally not thought of by meteorologists as a place where tropical cyclones can form. The water temperatures are generally too cool and the vertical wind shear too strong. The area is so devoid of tropical storm activity that no government agency has an official warning system for storms there...

Click here to read the rest of that article, and click here to read a more in-depth explanation of this rare phenomenon.

Nevertheless, southern Brazil and the Río de la Plata region have experienced a number of extremely strong wind storms in these years since (what later became known as) “Hurricane Catarina” hit southern Brazil in 2004.

Just this winter we’ve experienced several extremely strong wind storms here in Uruguay.

The “cyclone” depicted in the following image hit in late July during FEBU’s block class.

[Photo credit: MetSul Meteorologia]

And the storm that hit Uruguay this past Tuesday (Sep13) certainly caused a stir! Comments with the image (on the MetSul fb page) also point out the snow-capped Andes to the west and smoke from fires in the Amazon further north (at the top of the picture).

[Photo credit: NASA via MetSul Meteorologia]

The storm was called a “meteorological bomb” and a “super cyclone” by MetSul Meteorologia.

These images (from GOES) highlight the cyclone’s impressive size.

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