Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lots of Wind from Tropical Cyclone

February 9, 2011 00:00 UTC

45 degrees 32 minutes South

168 degrees 04 minutes West

16 Knots Speed Over Ground

Hi There,

I’m currently dealing with 40-45 knots of wind from leftover tropical cyclone ZACA. This could have been a very bad weather system, but fortunately it is dissipating quickly. The seas and wind direction is tricky. The rotation created from a tropical system creates an uneven swell from many directions as the system rotates. Also the wind direction is now steadily backing from the North to the Northwest, which will not last long as the winds will diminish in a sloppy and confused sea. It is not comfortable, but manageable.

Best from Le Pingouin,