If medicane Cassilda indeed forms, it could develop dangerous winds. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. The agency is reporting a depth of 82.7 km (51 miles). Greece issued its highest-level weather alert with the landfall of the hurricane-strength storm, which is known locally as Ianos and elsewhere in the region as Cassilda. Local authorities advised islanders and tourists trapped there because of the cyclone to stay indoors as the … We are all safe! Very warm Mediterranean waters The long-lasting summer weather in the Mediterranean region has also significantly warmed the sea waters. Izuzetno redak mediteranski ciklon, koji su Grci nazvali Janos, rano jutros udario je u delove Grčke. The most robust model regarding the precipitation amount is the ICON-EU, but is also followed by other models. Piše R. S. , 16. rujna. Most of the damage was caused by the strongest storm of the season, Medicane Xylona, … ... Explosive eruption continues at Sakurajima volcano, with moderate to strong explosions on December 9 and 10 becoming nearly continuous. Attached is the wind swath along the track of medicane from the Ionian Sea into western Greece. Ianos is deepening and strengthening today, gradually turning towards Greece. CMC and GFS global models are both hinting an (asymmetric) warm-core cyclone formation, traveling from the southern Mediterranean across Greece and back towards the eastern Mediterranean this week. Cassilda will be the first event of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season. Widespread destruction after Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) strikes Greece, heads toward Libya/Egypt border region. Ianos developed from an area of low pressure over the Gulf of Sidra that quickly began tropical cyclogenesis while moving over warm waters. Medicanes typically reach gale to storm force wind strength. While most of the medicanes do not become significant, severe systems, some of them do: In September 1969 a medicane over the south-central Mediterranean produced major flooding and left 600 dead and 250 000 homeless in Algeria and Tunisia. Subscribe to our newsletter and have our news updates delivered to your inbox daily. The storm moved through central Greece after striking the Ionian islands and exited back into the Mediterranean Sea. Peak gusts forecast by the ICON-EU model are reaching above 200 km/h! Many farmers in central Greece said their crops and greenhouses were destroyed. Posted by Teo Blašković on September 17, 2020 Watchers.news. The epicenter was... New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from December 2 to 8, 2020. There is a potential the surface low will become a severe cyclone before its center makes landfall in western Greece on Thursday night or Friday morning. Mediterranean Sea | Hurricane | Medicane Cassilda | Monitored by CYMO from 14th September 2020 through 20th October 2020. Cassilda will be the first event of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season. An impression from the #medicane #Ianos on the Greek island #Kefalonia. Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) made landfall in Argostoli, Kefalonia, western Greece at 02:20 UTC on September 18, 2020, with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h (70 mph), gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), and heavy rain. Medicane Ianos is the first event of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season. Even higher amount are possible in some areas due to local topography features (orographic rainfall). On Tuesday morning, the cluster of storms had maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (40 mph) and pressure of around 1010 hPa. An explosion at 19:30 UTC on December 9, produced a volcanic ash column up to 3.6 km (12 000 feet) above sea level, extending... A geomagnetic sudden impulse -- CME produced by a long-duration C7.4 solar flare on December 7, was observed at DSCOVR satellite at the L1 point at 01:32 UTC on December 10. At least 3 people have been killed -- one in Farsala, and two in Karditsa. Unlike tropical cyclones, medicanes can form with sea surface temperatures below 26 °C. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. Therefore this would be classified as a medicane. Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) made landfall in Argostoli, Kefalonia, western Greece at 02:20 UTC on September 18, 2020, with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h (70 mph), gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), and heavy rain. There are increasing chances we could be seeing a formation of a warm-core cyclone – a medicane (Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone) on Thursday, named Cassilda. Cassilda is expected to cause severe thunderstorms and winds up to 10 Beaufort. Any time.”. The 2019-20 Mediterranean medicane season was a slightly above average season that lasted from July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020, with the peak months occurring between September and February. Therefore, a solid and probably a strong medicane. It was officially named by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). Nearly 1 000 were rescued. The 2019-20 season was very deadly and destructive, causing a total of at least $6 billion in damages. Η ατμοσφαιρική πίεση στο κέντρο του το πρωί ήταν στα 1000 hPa. On December 1, at least 13 deaths were reported after overnight heavy rains triggered floods. The organized low will then travel across the Ionian Sea towards Greece. Dangerous Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) strikes Western GreeceThe storm, often called a "Medicane" (Mediterranean + hurricane) has features similar to hurricanes and typhoons, but can form over cooler waters and usually moves from west to east whereas hurricanes move from east to westThe first medicane of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season -- named Cassilda by the unofficial … We are one of the few and by far the most popular source on the Internet for Medicanes, subtropical and tropical cyclones forming in the Mediterranean Sea. The system formed in the southern Ionian Sea on Sept 16th. The hours between 03.00a.m and 09.00 a.m yesterday morning were the most horrific. Joined 26 Jan 2004 Messages 7,546 Location Med. Medicanes can produce damaging severe winds and torrential/excessive rainfall with flash floods. Both models are actually in a good agreement, the system could also develop a symmetrical warm-core. While the ICON-EU model is the most aggressive – calling for potentially very dangerous, possibly hurricane-force winds along the western coast of Greece. Therefore, forming stronger storms and the structure of the organizing low. 27-28 °C temperatures are spread across the southern Mediterranean into the Ionian Sea and around Greece. That, on top of copious rainfall – even a ‘typical’ medicane can easily deliver more than 100 mm where the warm core travels. “Follow severe weather as it happens. 27-28 °C temperatures are spread across the southern Mediterranean into the Ionian Sea and around Greece. Both global ECMWF and GFS models are hinting at their formation. At the time it was well-developed with a distinct eye: 10-minute sustained winds reached 111 km/h and peak gusts 154 km/h (central pressure 978 mbar). These are cyclones with subtropical and tropical characteristics, that form in the Mediterranean region. They form throughout the year but are by far most likely to form between September and January. According to today’s forecast and maps, the phenomenon will be created in the South and West of Zakynthos, will be driven south of our island and will enter the Peloponnese. Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) made landfall in Argostoli, Kefalonia, western Greece at 02:20 UTC on September 18, 2020, with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h (70 mph), gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), and heavy rain. Widespread destruction was reported. Cyclone Ianos, also known as Medicane Ianos, was a rare Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone (medicane), that impacted Greece on 17 and 18 September 2020. 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Αναφορές medicane Ιανός/Cassilda 16-19/09/2020 Από [weathermaniac] , Σεπτέμβριος 16 in Αναφορές καιρικών συνθηκών ιανος The Mediterranean low is forecast to strengthen its surface cyclone over the next 24-48 hours and form a medicane between the coast of Libya and Sicily. According to GeoNet, earthquakes near the volcano are considered rare. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Emergency service officials said they received over 2 500 calls for assistance and rescued nearly 1 000 people. EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 80 km (49 miles). The storm is moving toward Greece and is expected to make landfall on Friday, September 18. Posted by Teo BlaÅ¡ković on September 20, 2020 at 12:20 UTC (2 months ago) Categories: Featured articles, Severe storms. Researcher, journalist and editor of The Watchers. The agency is reporting a depth of 74.6 km (46 miles). This is the 103rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the... A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 XX3 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00038 AU (56 847 km / 35 323 miles) from the center of our planet on December 18, 2020. Less rainfall, but strongest, most severe winds. It's (unofficially) Medicane Cassilda: Mediterranean Medicane Centre Wiki I don't think there is any other (official) authority yet, but then the only difference is they haven't incorporated! The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar. This event as usual orchestrated by EISCAT in Tromso Norway creating high pressure systems and squeezing the consequential low pressure systems with the atmospheric water content greatly enhanced by aerosol spraying. 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Two small earthquakes were registered near New Zealand's Mount Taranaki this week-- weak and shallow M3.2 on December 8, 2020, and M1.6 on December 11. Another celestial event is set to occur on the same day as a total eclipse will be... Seismic activity increased on Mauna Loa's northwest flank on December 4, 2020, with M4.1 earthquake and clusters of small, shallow earthquakes occurring closely in time and location. The potential is there Cassilda could impact western Greece on Thursday night into Friday morning. But indeed, it has to be noted that the potential is there but the exact track of this forthcoming medicane is yet unknown! To put it into perspective, a typical non-tropical windstorm in the North Atlantic has peak sustained winds of 30-40 mph, peak gusts 50-60 mph, and puts down 20-60 mm of rain. The formation of a medicane strongly depends on the convective evolution tonight. Ionian Sea islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, and Ithaca, and areas around the cities of Kardiutsa and Farsala in central Greece are among the worst hit. Heavy rains from December 5 to 7, 2020, have triggered more flooding in Iran, further worsening the situation in eight provinces already affected by inundations in late November. The higher the sea temperatures, the higher dewpoints and therefore more energy to fuel the storms. Our main focus goes to the shallow upper low traveling across the southern Mediterranean towards the Ionian Sea and Greece. At least 3 people have been killed and one is still missing. Nearly 1 000 were rescued. On Friday, waves off the coast of the western Peloponnese were as high as 7 m (23 feet). Those are characterized by very cold airmass aloft and resulting in strong instability over the warm Mediterranean sea. The deep cyclone Cassilda as it was named, has a pressure of 998 mb, and is predicted to reach 990mb tomorrow morning. More recently, a medicane was recorded from September 14th – 20th, 2020, flooding parts of Greece. Medicanes are Tropical-like cyclones in the Mediterranean and they are sometimes also called Mediterranean cyclones or Mediterranean hurricanes. Stay tuned for updates when more details will be available. Tanjug je prenio da je pod naletom ciiklona jahta, koja je plovila pod švajcarskom zastavom, nošena olujnim udarima vjetra i strujom, odletjela na stijene na poluostrvu Itaka. The potential is there Cassilda could impact western Greece on Thursday night into Friday morning. Ako počne jačati, Grčku bi u petak mogao pogoditi - uragan. Medicane "Cassilda" bedroht Griechenland und die Ionischen Inseln . The 2020 Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak around December 14 and is likely to put the best light show at around 01:00 UTC, when its radiant point is highest in the sky. Last edited: 17 Sep 2020. As in tropical cyclones, low wind shear is also required by medicanes to form. 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