Low Carola just misses K1

Figure 1 – Courtesy of NASA

Low Carola came very close to passing directly over the weather buoy K1 this lunchtime by the look of the visible satellite image (fig 1) and the plotted observations (fig 3).

Figure 2

The gradient ahead of Carola was very tight, but it was even tighter behind it, with K1 reporting storm force 10 northwesterlies with a mean speed of 53 knots with gusts to 70 knots at 14 UTC – now that’s what you call a storm!

Figure 3

Author: xmetman

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