Satellite panorama of fizzling Juliette and two lows in Eastern Pacific

Aug 30, 2013 by Rob Gutro
On Aug. 30, NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured the fizzling post-tropical cyclone Juliette near the Mexican coast, and two other low pressure areas that are struggling to develop. Credit: NASA GOES Project

Tropical Depression Juliette became post-tropical and two low pressure areas were struggling to develop in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Aug. 30 when NOAA's GOES-West captured a beautiful panoramic image of all three systems.

NOAA's GOES-West satellite sits in a fixed orbit that covers the western U.S. and the Pacific Ocean, providing imagery on a continual basis. NASA's GOES Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. created a of the Pacific that showed the weakening post-tropical cyclone Juliette and two low pressure areas on Aug. 30 at 1200 UTC/8 a.m. EDT.

The National Hurricane Center issued their final warning on post-tropical cyclone Juliette on Aug. 30 at 0300 UTC/Aug. 29 at 11 p.m. EDT. At that time, Juliette was located near 26.7 north and 114.8 west, about 80 miles south-southeast of Punta Eugenia, Mexico. Juliette was moving to the northwest at 12 knots. Its were down to 25 knots. Although Juliette no longer qualifies as a tropical cyclone, its remnants will be producing showers over Baja California today.

One of the two developing low pressure areas in the Eastern Pacific sits about 525 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. The low is disorganized by has some showers associated with it. It is moving north at 10 to 15 mph toward cooler waters, which is expected to inhibit any development. The low has just a 20 percent chance of becoming a today and over the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The second low pressure area isn't faring any better in the development category. This low is located 1,000 miles away from the first area. It is centered about 1,550 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and is moving northeastward. This low has a 10 percent chance of development into a tropical depression in the next two days.

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