Tropical Cyclone 03L (Claudette) is now active in the Atlantic Ocean…it was located approximately 290 miles south-southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts
Tropical Cyclone 03L (Claudette) is now active in the Atlantic Ocean
Tropical Cyclone 03L was located approximately 290 miles south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and moving northeast at 17 mph.
Here’s a real time wind profile of this tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Ocean
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the small low pressure area that moved off the coast of North Carolina over the weekend, has lost its frontal characteristics, and acquired organized deep convection overnight. The convection, albeit primarily over the eastern semi-circle of the wind sheared system, has persisted for more the 12 hours.
Recent ASCAT data indicated that the cyclone has maximum winds of 40 to 45 knots, and a well-defined circulation. Based on these data, advisories are being initiated on Tropical Storm Claudette, the third tropical storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season
Claudette is expected to be a short-lived tropical cyclone, since it will be moving over much cooler waters, and into an area of increasing southwesterly wind shear tonight. The cyclone could strengthen slightly in the very near term, but is expected to weaken later tonight and become post-tropical shortly thereafter.
The post-tropical cyclone is forecast to dissipate within 2 to 3 days as it accelerates northeastward.
Tropical Cyclone Claudette
Here’s a satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean
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