July 9, 2013
NASA Infrared Data Shows Tropical Depression Erick Continues To Weaken
Infrared imagery from the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Erick, now a tropical depression has reduced in strength and size and continues to weaken.
At 5 a.m. EDT/2 a.m. PDT/0900 UTC, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Tropical Depression Erick's maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph (55 kph). Erick's center was located near latitude 23.9 north and longitude 112.4 west, about 65 miles (100 km) south of Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico. Erick is moving northwest at 10 mph (17 kph) and is expected to turn west-northwest. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 millibars.
Because Erick is over cool waters and will be moving over even cooler waters, NHC noted that significant regeneration of deep convection is unlikely. Erick should gradually spin down become a remnant low pressure area later today.
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