|The GOES-11 satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Depression 7E (appearing as the large swirl of clouds right/center) off the western Mexico coast on Friday, August 6 at 1500 UTC (11 a.m. EDT).|
Credit: NASA/GOES Project
UPDATE: 800 AM PDT SUN AUG 08 2010 ...ESTELLE WEAKENING...
Tropical Depression 7E has now become Tropical Storm Estelle off the West coast of Mexico. Other than an initial band of heavy rain, the storm poses no immediate threat to land.
We will continue to monitor this storm, in case it changes direction or intensity, but at the current forecast rate, it should become a remnant low by later in the week.
NHC issuing advisories on TS COLIN and TS ESTELLE
SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION (07 Aug)
ABOUT 255 MI...410 KM WSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...ALTHOUGH THE STORM COULD START TO WEAKEN BY EARLY NEXT WEEK. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES...85 KM FROM THE CENTER.
There are no cruise ships in the immediate vicinity of Estelle at this time.