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Storm Kirk 2018

Date Time Type Wind Pressure
UTC knots km/h mph mb
Sep 2900:00S401007
Sep 2818:00S401007
Sep 2812:00S461007
Sep 2806:00S521005
Sep 2800:30S521002
Sep 2800:00S521002
Sep 2718:00S581000
Sep 2712:00S58998
Sep 2706:00S581002
Sep 2700:00S581002
Sep 2618:00S63998
Sep 2612:00S631002
Sep 2606:00S581004
Sep 2600:00S521005
Sep 2518:00S461006
Sep 2512:00S401007
Sep 2506:00S401007
Sep 2500:00S401007
Sep 2418:00S401007
Sep 2412:00S401007
Sep 2406:00D351007
Sep 2400:00D351007
Sep 2318:00S401006
Sep 2312:00S401005
Sep 2306:00S401005
Sep 2300:00S401005
Sep 2218:00S401005
Sep 2212:00S401005
Sep 2206:00D351007

Storm Kirk 2018

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Satellite images and tracking maps of Tropical Storm Kirk 2018, September 22 - 29. Max wind speed 63mph.

Even though there still appears to be a circulation center in satellite imagery, an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter plane was unable to find westerly winds that would support a closed circulation. Therefore, Kirk has degenerated into an open wave, and this will be the last advisory. The SFMR on the plane still measured winds around 35 knots in the convection to the east of the wave axis, and that will remain the initial intensity.

The wave will continue moving westward across the Caribbean Sea during the next few days, with its winds gradually decreasing due to continued westerly shear. Heavy rains are still possible over portions of eastern Puerto Rico and St. Croix during the next day or two while Kirk's remnants pass to the south.

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 https://ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.shtml.

Information provided by NHC.