NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP162015 900 PM MDT SUN SEP 20 2015
The tropical cyclone has not intensified this evening, with much of the deep convection being sheared off to the northeast of the estimated low-level center.
The current intensity estimate remains at 30 kt, in agreement with Dvorak analyses from both SAB and TAFB.
Since the center is expected to move over the south-central Baja California peninsula tonight and move back inland later tomorrow while southwesterly shear is forecast to remain strong, no increase in strength is expected.
The influence of land should reduce the cyclone to a remnant low-pressure area over Arizona by late Monday, and the surface center should lose its identity shortly thereafter.
The center is not easy to locate on geostationary satellite imagery, so the initial motion estimate is a somewhat uncertain 010/13.
A mid-level ridge to the east of the depression along with a cyclonic circulation to the west should induce a north-northeastward motio…
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AUSTRALIAN AGENDA: Michael Daysh says a recent visit to a fruit and vegetable fair in highlighted the potential for Australian mangoes - including those currently being grown in the Katherine region - in the Chinese market.
MANGOES from Katherine could appear on the plates of Chinese consumers in the near future as part of a bid to boost the profile of Australian-grown fruit in the booming market.
Michael Daysh, market development officer with the Territory government’s Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, was part of a delegation that attended the China Fruit and Vegetable Fair earlier this month and said there was a growing momentum to improve on the 90 tonnes of mangoes the country imported in 2014-15.
“The China market is so huge that mangoes by themselves have a big opportunity,” he said.
“Their mango season is winding down now, so by the time the Territory [season] is full steam in October, the market will be relatively empty.”