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Hurricane Kate 2015

Date Time Type Wind Pressure
UTC knots km/h mph mb
Nov 1506:00ES52
Nov 1406:00ES52
Nov 1318:00ES52
Nov 1312:00ES52987
Nov 1306:00ES52985
Nov 1300:00ES58985
Nov 1218:00ES63983
Nov 1212:00ES63981
Nov 1206:00ES75980
Nov 1200:00ES75980
Nov 1118:00H175980
Nov 1112:00H186980
Nov 1106:00H181985
Nov 1100:00H175990
Nov 1018:00S69993
Nov 1012:00S69998
Nov 1006:00S631003
Nov 1000:00S581006
Nov 918:00S521008
Nov 912:00S461008
Nov 906:00S401010
Nov 900:00D351010
Nov 818:00D351010

Hurricane Kate 2015

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Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 1 Hurricane Kate 2015, November 8 - 15. Max wind speed 86mph.

Satellite imagery indicates that Kate has merged with a baroclinic zone over the north Atlantic and is now an extratropical cyclone. The advisory intensity is set at 60 knots based on earlier ASCAT-A data and continuity from the previous advisory. The post-tropical cyclone should gradually weaken during the next 2-3 days as it merges with a low pressure area currently located to its west. After that time, the global models show an intensifying baroclinic low over the northeastern Atlantic, but it is unclear whether this low is the re-intensification of the former Kate or a new low that absorbs the remnants of Kate. The official forecast follows the previous forecast in using the latter scenario.

The initial motion is 060/23. The post-tropical cyclone should slow its forward motion during the next 24 hours or so during the merger with the low to the west, and some erratic motion is possible. Subsequently, the post-tropical cyclone should accelerate toward the east-northeast and northeast. The new forecast track is again slower than the previous forecast and is in best agreement with the consensus models.

This is the last advisory on this system issued by the National Hurricane Center. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service, under AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01 KWBC, and available on the Web at http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.shtml.

Information provided by NHC.