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Hurricane Blas 2022

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Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 1 Hurricane Blas 2022, June 5 - 22. Max wind speed 85mph.

Geostationary satellite imagery indicates that Blas has been unable to produce organized deep convection near its center for almost 24 hours. Although a couple of sporadic bursts of convection have occurred to its north this morning (June 20), this is not deemed enough to maintain its status as a tropical cyclone. Since the system has degenerated into a remnant low, this will be the final NHC advisory on Blas. The initial intensity is set at 35 mph (30 knots) based on a blend of Dvorak current intensity estimates from SAB and TAFB.

The remnant low is moving westward at 275/4 knots, and it is forecast to continue moving slowly westward to west-northwestward over the next couple of days. This will bring the system over cooler waters and into a drier mid-level environment with increasing deep-layer southerly shear. Therefore, the remnant low is expected to gradually weaken and open into a trough by Wednesday.

For additional information on the remnant low please see High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service, under AWIPS header NFDHSFEPI, WMO header FZPN02 KWBC, and on the web at https://ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFEPI.php

Forecaster Reinhart. Information provided by the National Hurricane Center (NHC).