Satellite images and tracking maps of Tropical Depression 12L 2022, October 2 - 7. Max wind speed 35mph.
Since the previous advisory, the center of the depression, or what remains of it, has become further separated by a small, highly sheared area of colder cloud tops. In addition, the center has become less defined, and low-level GOES-16 derived motion winds no longer indicate the system has a closed circulation. This structure was confirmed by a recent ASCAT-B pass, which showed the system has degenerated into a surface trough, albeit one that still has winds up to 35 mph (30 knots) to its northeast. Thus, this will be the last advisory on the system.
The motion of the remnant low-level cloud swirl is moving just north of due west at 290/15 knots. This motion should continue until the vorticity maxima completely dissipates.
Forecaster Papin. Information provided by the National Hurricane Center (NHC).