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Hurricane Olaf 2015

Date Time Type Wind Pressure
UTC knots km/h mph mb
Oct 2912:00L23
Oct 2900:00L29
Oct 2812:00L291006
Oct 2806:00L351004
Oct 2800:00S401002
Oct 2718:00S401002
Oct 2712:00S461000
Oct 2706:00S521000
Oct 2700:00S52995
Oct 2618:00S58992
Oct 2612:00S63989
Oct 2606:00H175983
Oct 2600:00H186977
Oct 2518:00H192974
Oct 2512:00H192974
Oct 2506:00H192974
Oct 2500:00H298970
Oct 2418:00H2109964
Oct 2412:00H3121955
Oct 2406:00H3121956
Oct 2400:00H3121956
Oct 2318:00H3121957
Oct 2312:00H3121957
Oct 2306:00H3121958
Oct 2300:00H3115961
Oct 2218:00H2109963
Oct 2212:00H3115961
Oct 2206:00H3121957
Oct 2200:00H3121958
Oct 2118:00H3121958
Oct 2112:00H3121958
Oct 2106:00H4132952
Oct 2100:00H4144943
Oct 2018:00H4150938
Oct 2012:00H4150938
Oct 2006:00H4150938
Oct 2000:00H4138954
Oct 1918:00H4132954
Oct 1912:00H3121962
Oct 1906:00H2109970
Oct 1900:00H298978
Oct 1818:00H186985
Oct 1812:00H181988
Oct 1806:00H175991
Oct 1800:00S63994
Oct 1718:00S58999
Oct 1712:00S58999
Oct 1706:00S521003
Oct 1700:00S401004
Oct 1618:00D351005
Oct 1612:00D351006
Oct 1606:00D351006
Oct 1600:00D351006
Oct 1518:00D351006
Oct 1512:00D351006
Oct 1506:00D351006
Oct 1500:00D351006

Hurricane Olaf 2015

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Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 4 Major Hurricane Olaf 2015, October 15 - 29. Max wind speed 150mph.

Geostationary satellite imagery indicates that the system is devoid of deep convection, so Olaf is no longer a tropical cyclone and advisories are being discontinued at this time. Data from a recent scatterometer overpass showed that the low-level circulation is becoming elongated, but the system is still producing winds to gale force. With the lack of convection or strong baroclinic forcing, the cyclone is likely to gradually spin down and dissipate in a few days.

The post-tropical cyclone has been moving east-northeastward, or 060/9 knots. Global models show a low-level ridge building to the north of the system over the next couple of days. This should cause a turn toward the southwest and west-southwest by tomorrow. The official forecast also shows this turn, although it is not quite as fast as the dynamical model consensus.

For additional information on Olaf, please see High SeasForecasts issued by the National Weather Service, under AWIPS header NFDHSFEPI, WMO header FZPN01 KWBC, and on the web at http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/NFDHSFEP1.shtml.

Information provided by NHC.