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San Juan on Northeastern Coast of Puerto Rico

18.4N 66.1W

February 8th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Puerto Rico - December 23rd, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the topography of the island of Puerto Rico. The maximum width of the island from north to south is 65 km (40 mi) and the maximum length of the island from east to west is 180 km (110 mi).

Visible as a white area along the north-eastern coast is San Juan, the capital and most populous municipality in Puerto Rico. It lies south of the Atlantic Ocean; north of Caguas and Trujillo Alto; east of and Guaynabo; and west of Carolina. The city occupies an area of 76.93 square miles (199.2 km2), of which, 29.11 square miles (75.4 km2) (37.83%) is water.

Puerto Rico is mostly mountainous with large coastal areas in the north and south. The main mountain range is called “La Cordillera Central” (The Central Range). The highest elevation in Puerto Rico, Cerro de Punta 1,339 meters (4,393 ft),[117] is located in this range. Another important peak is El Yunque, one of the highest in the Sierra de Luquillo at the El Yunque National Forest, with an elevation of 1,065 m (3,494 ft).

Tropical Depression Erika Weakens to a Remnant Low

16.2N 65.7W

September 4th, 2009 Category: Tropical Storms

Remnants of Erika - September 3rd, 2009

Remnants of Erika - September 3rd, 2009

Enhanced image - September 3rd, 2009

Enhanced image

Track of Erika - September 4th, 2009 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Erika

At 11:00 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of the remnant low associated with former Tropical Depression Erika was located about 115 miles (185 km) south-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico and about 220 miles (360 km) southeast of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Here, the coast of Venezuela can be seen south of the low.

The low is moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/hr). A gradual turn to the west-northwest and northwest is expected on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/hr) with higher gusts in a few squalls. The low is forecast to dissipate in a day or so. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).

The remnants of Erika are expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the central and northern Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, and the US and British Virgin Islands, with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches possible.

Valley and Mountains around San Juan, Argentina

April 13th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Argentina - April 7th, 2009

Argentina - April 7th, 2009

The city of San Juan, Argentina, is located in a fertile valley within a rocky mountainous area; it can be seen here just to the southwest of the mountain in the center of the image.

A desert area with rippling sand dunes can be observed to the southeast of the mountain.

Winter temperatures in San Juan are generally mild, between 1 °C and 18 °C, while summers are hot and very dry, with temperatures between 25 °C and 40 °C. Little rain falls in the region.