Rich, from the NHC definition of a Tropical Cyclone:
Tropical Cyclone: A warm-core non-frontal synoptic-scale cyclone, originating over tropical or subtropical waters, with organized deep convection and a closed surface wind circulation about a well-defined center.
If you look at the latest 85Hz scan (from about 3pm) from the NRL site, there is only a very small area of significant deep convection just to the ESE of the center that only covers about from 75 to 135 deg...barely a quarter of the way around, and barely any other convection present.
Even Gamma had more convection than this when classified (wrapping about 200 deg around the center...it was at about T2.5).
Edit: and the 2311Z pass doesn't show any deep convection at all.
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