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TD 12 Upgraded to Tropical Storm Kate in Eastern Bahamas
      #96121 - Mon Nov 09 2015 07:04 AM

ADDED: At 09/0820AM EST, NHC upgraded TD 12 to Tropical Storm Kate based on AF Recon data.

Tropical Depression Twelve has formed from invest 94L in the eastern Bahamas. It is expected to intensify to Tropical Storm strength, and for this reason Tropical Storm Warnings are now up for the eastern and Central Bahamas.

Once through the Bahamas it is expected to recurve away from the US and miss Bermuda to the West. Based on the atmospheric setup in the area and model consensus, this seems very likely.

This system is very compact and could have rapid changes in intensification, but only over a very small area. It's also moving very quickly at 15 mph, so any affects from it over the Bahamas shouldn't last very long. Recon aircraft is going to be checking it out today.

The 2015 Hurricane Season ends on November 30th.

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Edited by Ed Dunham (Mon Nov 09 2015 09:01 AM)

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TS Kate Heading Out to Sea [Re: MikeC]
      #96122 - Tue Nov 10 2015 11:09 AM

Kate is well to the east of Jacksonville, Florida, this morning and the Tropical Storm is moving to the northeast at over 20mph. Note that the center is located under the southwest section of the CDO under the influence of increasing southwesterly windshear.

Quite an unusual disparity exists between the latest NHC advisory and the actual Recon Vortex messages. Either NHC is discarding some of the flight data for unknown reasons or they are Nowcasting the current storm conditions based on model output rather than the aircraft data. At 10/15Z NHC stated "Given the latest dropsonde data, the central pressure is estimated at 999 mb." However the data reported by Recon was 1002mb at 1256Z, 1007mb at 1430Z and 1006mb at 1515Z. The 58 knot wind speed reported by the latest aircraft penetration corresponds to the speeds indicated by MIMIC satellite data. Some of the models suggest that Kate will become a hurricane before extra-tropical transition takes place under 50 knots of windshear.

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