Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Depression Victor Forecast Discussion


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Tropical Depression Victor Discussion Number  18
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL202021
500 PM AST Sun Oct 03 2021

The convective structure of Victor has deteriorated this afternoon. 
Only small pulses of convection have been observed north of the 
center over the past several hours. Victor's exposed low-level 
circulation is also becoming more diffuse, with multiple cloud 
swirls noted in visible satellite imagery. Hopefully, scatterometer 
data this evening will provide more information about whether Victor 
still possesses a closed and well-defined surface center. For now, 
Victor is held as a 30-kt tropical depression, which is consistent 
with earlier scatterometer winds and a blend of the data-T and 
current intensity Dvorak estimates from TAFB and SAB.

Victor is unlikely to remain a tropical cyclone for much longer. The 
dry mid-level environment and 20-25 kt of southwesterly vertical 
wind shear are expected to limit Victor's ability to sustain deep, 
organized convection going forward. Even if another diurnal 
convective pulse occurs tonight, it should be quickly stripped away 
from the center by the moderate to strong shear. The official NHC 
forecast shows Victor becoming a remnant low on Monday, then opening 
up into a trough and dissipating soon thereafter. Victor is moving 
northwestward, or 315/11 kt. A northwestward or west-northwestward 
motion is expected to continue through dissipation as the depression 
is steered by a subtropical ridge to its northeast. The official NHC 
track forecast is essentially an update of the previous one.


FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT  03/2100Z 17.1N  41.3W   30 KT  35 MPH
 12H  04/0600Z 18.4N  42.9W   25 KT  30 MPH
 24H  04/1800Z 19.7N  45.1W   25 KT  30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
 36H  05/0600Z...DISSIPATED

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Forecaster Reinhart



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