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Tropical Storm ISIS


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
TROPICAL STORM ISIS DISCUSSION NUMBER  17
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM PDT SUN SEP 12 2004
 
ENHANCED INFRARED IMAGERY INDICATE PERSISTANT DEEP CONVECTION IN THE
SOUTHERN SEMI-CIRCLE OF THE SYSTEM...AS WELL AS A SMALL AREA TO THE
NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER. ALSO...WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SUGGESTS THAT
THE SHEAR IS SLOWLY DECREASING OVER THE SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM IS
BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED AND THIS IS REFLECTED IN THE T3.0
CLASSIFICATIONS FROM TAFB AND SAB. THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS NOW SET
AT 45 KTS.  THE SHIPS GUIDANCE NOW SHOWS A GRADUAL INTENSIFICATION
TO 65 KT IN 60 TO 72 HOURS. THE OFFICIAL INTENSITY FORECAST FOLLOWS
THE SHIPS GUIDANCE BUT ONLY TO 60 KTS.

ISIS IS MOVING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF OF A WELL POSITIONED RIDGE TO
THE NORTH. THE INITIAL MOTION IS WESTWARD OR 270/10. ISIS HAS BEEN
RUNNING DUE WEST ALONG 17.4 NORTH FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS AND MOVING
ONE WHOLE DEGREE OF LONGITUDE EVERY 6 HOURS. THE DYNAMICAL TRACK
GUIDANCE REMAINS CLUSTERED ON THIS CONTINUED WESTWARD TRACK THROUGH
THE PERIOD WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IN THE LATER FORECAST
PERIODS.  THE CURRENT OFFICIAL TRACK FORECAST IS BASICALLY AN
UPDATE OF THE PREVIOUS ONE.

FORECASTER JARVINEN
 
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
 
INITIAL      12/0900Z 17.4N 123.5W    45 KT
 12HR VT     12/1800Z 17.4N 125.0W    50 KT
 24HR VT     13/0600Z 17.4N 127.0W    55 KT
 36HR VT     13/1800Z 17.4N 128.5W    60 KT
 48HR VT     14/0600Z 17.4N 129.8W    60 KT
 72HR VT     15/0600Z 17.4N 132.0W    60 KT
 96HR VT     16/0600Z 17.4N 133.4W    60 KT
120HR VT     17/0600Z 17.4N 134.8W    60 KT
 
 
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