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The tropical storm is expected to remain in an environment of moderate westerly shear during the next 12-24 hours, and little change in strength is expected in the short term.

 Increasing vertical shear and potentially cooler SSTs due to upwelling are expected to cause a gradual decrease in strength beginning on

Weakening should then continue throughout the remainder of the forecast period while Marty remains in an area of moderate to strong southwesterly shear. 

The NHC intensity forecast is a little
below the statistical guidance during the first 24 hours, but follows a blend of the SHIPS/LGEM models during the remainder of the period.


The tropical storm is forecast to drift northward or northeastward during the next day or so.

 The model guidance is in disagreement on how close Marty will get to the coast of Mexico during the next 36-48 hours. 

The GFS continues to take Marty inland, while the GFS ensemble mean and the ECMWF show less of a northeastward motion and keep the tropical cyclone  offshore.



400 AM CDT MON SEP 28 2015

The tropical cyclone is producing a large area of deep convection and cloud tops colder than -80 degrees Celsius.

 Although the low-level center is embedded within the cold cloud canopy, earlier microwave data showed that it was located slightly west of the convection due to some westerly shear. 

Subjective and objective T-numbers are between 3.5 and 4.0 on the Dvorak scale, so the initial wind speed has been increased to 60 kt.

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Alphonso (mango)
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Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

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DHL (INDIA) makes gifting mangoes as easy as 1-2-3-....

Gifting mangoes is now easy with DHL
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Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.

Commenting on the new service, Mr. R.S Subramanian, Country Head, DHL Express India said: “With the advent of the mango season, it is no wonder that DHL Express Ea…