|(Bermuda Weather Service)|
|(Naval Research Laboratory Monterey)|
As you can tell from the lopsided satellite presentation, it was becoming sheared and beginning to show signs of an extratropical transition. The radar and satellite images are from the same time (0100Z on the 18th).
During the day on Friday, I captured a series of webcam images from Bermuda's cruise ship terminal. The three images span 4 hours, but do not include the worst of the storm (you couldn't see ANYTHING then)... the rapid deterioration of conditions is evident.
Weather balloons are released twice a day at about 800 locations around the world every day to collect atmospheric data. Bermuda is one of those sites, and at the regularly scheduled time, they were inside Gonzalo's large eye and released the radiosonde on time... what an incredible coincidence. Here is that sounding for posterity:
The current satellite image and forecast track are shown here, and that track will take Gonzalo over very cold water beginning tonight, and it is expected to become an extratropical cyclone by Sunday afternoon as it zips off to the north central Atlantic hurricane graveyard.
For now, the only area of possible interest in the coming days is in the Bay of Campeche, so I'll keep a close eye on it!
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