Former Tropical Depression 07L (Grace) is dissipating in the Atlantic Ocean…and is located approximately 825 miles east of the Lesser Antilles – Final Advisory
Tropical Depression 08L is now active in the Atlantic Ocean…and is located approximately 260 miles east-southeast of Bermuda
Former Tropical Depression 07L (Grace) is dissipating in the central Atlantic…staying away from land
This tropical depression is located about 825 miles east of the Lesser Antilles…moving westward at 18 mph.
According to the NHC, data from the Rapidscat instrument onboard the International Space Station showed that there were no longer any westerly surface winds in Grace.
This was confirmed by animation of high-resolution visible imagery that showed no westerly low-cloud motions.
Since Grace has opened up into a wave, this is the last advisory.
The wave should continue moving rapidly toward the west, and it could produce some gusty winds and showers over portions of the Lesser Antilles within a couple of days.
Maximum surface winds at the NHC advisory #17 was 30 mph sustained winds
The NHC has issued its Final Advisory for this system
Tropical Depression 08L is now active in the Atlantic…passing well offshore from Bermuda
This tropical depression is located about 260 miles east-southeast of Bermuda…moving east-southeast at 3 mph.
According to the NHC, the depression remains wind sheared, with the low-level center located just to the west of the western edge of the main area of deep convection. The vertical wind shear over the depression, which is currently near 20 knots, is forecast to diminish in 24 to 48 hours.
Therefore strengthening seems likely until the cyclone passes north of the Gulf Stream.
By 72 hours, the system is forecast to be over much cooler sea water temperatures, so it should be extra-tropical by that time.
The depression has been meandering this morning, and the current motion estimate is an east-southeastward drift, or 120 degrees (southeast) at 3 mph.
Over the next couple of days, a mid-level high pressure system is forecast to build to the east and northeast of the tropical cyclone, while a shortwave trough of low pressure moves into the northeastern United States.
This should result in a northward motion at an increasing forward speed beginning within 12 hours. After 48 hours, the system should turn to the right and move within the mid-latitude prevailing westerlies.
Maximum surface winds at the NHC advisory #3 was 35 mph sustained winds
Former Tropical Cyclone 07L (Grace) – Final Advisory
Tropical Cyclone 08L
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