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Hurricane KATE


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
HURRICANE KATE DISCUSSION NUMBER  35
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT SAT OCT 04 2003
 
KATE CONTINUES TO HAVE A DISTINCT EYE EMBEDDED IN A CENTRAL DENSE
OVERCAST.  INITIAL INTENSITY REMAINS AT 100 KNOTS BASED ON DVORAK
T-NUMBERS. KATE COULD STRENGTHEN A LITTLE BEFORE IT ENCOUNTERS
STRONGER SHEAR AND THEN A GRADUAL WEAKENING SHOULD BEGIN. THE
TROPICAL CYCLONE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME EXTRATROPICAL IN 96 HOURS.

THE EXPECTED TURN IS ALREADY BEGINNING AND KATE IS MOVING TOWARD THE
WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS. THE HURRICANE SHOULD
GRADUALLY TURN MORE TO THE NORTHWEST AND THEN NORTH DURING THE NEXT
DAY OR TWO. IT SHOULD THEN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED AND BY 72
HOURS...THE TROPICAL CYCLONE IS FORECAST TO BE APPROACHING THE
EASTERN PORTION OF NEWFOUNDLAND. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH GLOBAL
MODEL CONSENSUS. THE LATEST RUN OF THE GFDL HAS KATE PASSING JUST
EAST OF EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND.

FORECASTER AVILA
 
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
 
INITIAL      04/0900Z 30.3N  52.2W   100 KT
 12HR VT     04/1800Z 30.7N  54.0W   105 KT
 24HR VT     05/0600Z 32.0N  56.0W   100 KT
 36HR VT     05/1800Z 33.5N  57.0W    95 KT
 48HR VT     06/0600Z 36.0N  57.5W    80 KT
 72HR VT     07/0600Z 46.0N  53.5W    65 KT
 96HR VT     08/0600Z 55.0N  40.0W    45 KT...EXTRATROPICAL
120HR VT     09/0600Z 62.0N  16.0W    35 KT...EXTRATROPICAL
 
 
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