Irene clinging to life, Fernanda undergoing rapid strengthening
Tropical Depression Irene is showing much more life today than any recent time. There is moderate convection surrounding the "center" of circulation. Outflow to the northwest is also showing signs of life again. Overnight Irene was even showing that there was a closed circulation but this morning is bringing her a little more life. Maximum sustained winds are around 35 mph with a central pressure of 1009 mb.