The calm between the eddies.

RU17 is now located in the middle of the interaction zone between the two cold eddies, one centered to our northeast, the other centered to our southwest.  The eddy to the northeast, the one we are closer to, is weakening.

Currents reported by RU17 in this region are week, and changing direction over the last day and a half.  The changing direction is likely due to the rotating inertial currents.  The inertial currents mostly just loop you in a circle, while the glider uses its own speed to make progress toward the waypoint.

National Hurricane Center dropped Tropical Storm Omar from its tracking webpage. Waves from Omar are down today.  The look to be running about 10 ft.

 

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