MED: SubTropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy ("Louis")

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MED: SubTropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy ("Louis")

#1 Postby Derek Ortt » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:10 am

Yet another one... and this one is not really connected to ANY front

http://www.sat24.com/Region.aspx?countr ... &type=loop
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#2 Postby HURAKAN » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:17 am

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More study needs to be done with this system because they are quite common, apparently.
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#3 Postby HURAKAN » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:24 am

Messina, Italy, is reporting a pressure of 29.56 inches of mercury or 1001 mb.

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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#4 Postby Category 5 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:36 pm

This one is interesting. I agree I'd like to see more research done on systems like these.
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#5 Postby Category 5 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:31 pm

It crossed the southern tip of Italy and has weakened. Shear should finish it off.
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#6 Postby HURAKAN » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:07 pm

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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#7 Postby Crostorm » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:17 pm

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Excelent slideshow Hurakan :wink:
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#8 Postby Crostorm » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:28 pm

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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#9 Postby Crostorm » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:36 pm

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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#10 Postby Category 5 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:44 am

Ironic that we finally get what looks to be something in the Med and DanieleItalyRm is nowhere to be found. :lol:
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#11 Postby DanieleItalyRm » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:03 pm

Category 5 wrote:Ironic that we finally get what looks to be something in the Med and DanieleItalyRm is nowhere to be found. :lol:


Ironic that you are thinking that this system is more interesting than the others I've been reporting for months.

In any case I have been watching this cyclone constantly day and night since its origin, taking many pictures and archiving them just like I usually do with all Mediterranean Systems.
I posted many reports about it on several Italian sites (its not a coincidence that 2 of the images posted by crostorm are my cuts). Italian Members of this site know exactly that I watch all
Mediterranean systems and always report them. If I haven't posted on here this time is just because members on this site haven't shown a great interest in Mediterranean systems, so I
thought it would not be valued.

Ironic that you miss my voice this time..
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Mediterranean cyclone Louis
min. pressure 992 Hpa
max gust 103 Km/h during landfall (ME)

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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#12 Postby HURAKAN » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:51 pm

Quite impressive. :eek:
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#13 Postby Derek Ortt » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:40 am

no doubt, that was a TC or at least an STC

I think the reason why not as many bare interested as because it does not affect them. When Flossie, a cat 4 was threatening Hawaii in 2007, there was more interest in a pathetic disturbance in the GOM
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#14 Postby Cyclone1 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:46 pm

Derek Ortt wrote:no doubt, that was a TC or at least an STC

I think the reason why not as many bare interested as because it does not affect them. When Flossie, a cat 4 was threatening Hawaii in 2007, there was more interest in a pathetic disturbance in the GOM


I think the reason for that is because a lot of users on this site live in the Gulf Coast area and are more worried about storms that may affect them as opposed to storms hundreds of miles away.
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#15 Postby Category 5 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:37 am

DanieleItalyRm wrote:
Category 5 wrote:Ironic that we finally get what looks to be something in the Med and DanieleItalyRm is nowhere to be found. :lol:


..ironic that you are thinking that this system is more interesting
than the others Ive been reporting for months.


Whats ironic about one of them actually looking tropical, and not be either sucking in dry air or having a front attached to it?
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#16 Postby Category 5 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:44 am

Derek Ortt wrote:no doubt, that was a TC or at least an STC

I think the reason why not as many bare interested as because it does not affect them. When Flossie, a cat 4 was threatening Hawaii in 2007, there was more interest in a pathetic disturbance in the GOM


Which is a shame, because people miss out on alot of interesting systems that occur outside the Atlantic. (Systems like this one, Catarina, and the monsters of the WPAC)
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#17 Postby KWT » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:55 pm

Whats interesting about this one is it was actually pretty long lived as well, lasted a good few days it seems and at times had some really impressive convective coverage. I agree with Derek that seems to be a tropical cyclone.
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#18 Postby Category 5 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:31 pm

I have to agree, those pictures leave little doubt.
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#19 Postby weatherbee1982 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:56 pm

Though quite impressive, I would be hard pressed to call this a tropical cyclone or even a sub-tropical cyclone. The system is likely a vorticity maximum associated with an upper level low over N Italy. If someone were to show me a sounding, and a profiler out of this system, I would be inclined to argue the point. However, I am not at all convinced that this was a "tropical" system.
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Re: MED: Subtropical Storm near Sicily/southern Italy

#20 Postby senorpepr » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:35 am

I have to agree with weatherbee1982.

My section was monitoring this system as it was approaching central/southern Italy. If memory serves me correctly, we were identifying it as a vort max as well.

We had some weather charts saved on this low, but I unable to pull them up at this time.
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