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Tropical Storm DALILA


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TROPICAL STORM DALILA DISCUSSION NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP072007
800 AM PDT MON JUL 23 2007
 
FIRST-LIGHT VISIBLE IMAGERY SHOWS THAT THE CENTER OF DALILA IS
EXPOSED BETWEEN TWO LARGE...BUT DISORGANIZED...CONVECTIVE MASSES. 
SATELLITE INTENSITY ESTIMATES FROM TAFB AND SAB REMAIN 35 KT...AND
THAT REMAINS THE INITIAL INTENSITY.  ANALYSES FROM CIMSS AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN INDICATE CONTINUING 20-25 KT NORTHEASTERLY
VERTICAL WIND SHEAR.  SO FAR THOUGH...THE LARGE SIZE OF DALILA'S
CYCLONIC CIRCULATION HAS HELPED IT STAND UP TO THE SHEAR.

THE CENTER OF DALILA IS NORTH OF THE PREVIOUS ADVISORY POSITION...
AND THE INITIAL MOTION IS NOW ESTIMATED AT 315/9.  DALILA REMAINS
SOUTH OF A WEAK MID-LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER NORTHWESTERN
MEXICO...WITH A MID-LEVEL TROUGH OVER NORTHEASTERN MEXICO.  THE
LARGE-SCALE MODELS FORECAST THE TROUGH TO MOVE WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD
TO THE NORTH OF DALILA...WHICH WOULD WEAKEN THE STEERING CURRENTS
AND ALLOW A MORE NORTHWARD MOTION.  THE ECMWF HAS THE STRONGEST
DEPICTION OF THE TROUGH AND THUS HAS THE SHARPEST NORTHWARD TURN
AND THE MOST EASTWARD FORECAST TRACK...WHILE THE GFS ENSEMBLE MEAN
HAS THE WEAKEST DEPICTION AND THE MOST WESTWARD FORECAST TRACK.  IT
SHOULD BE NOTED THAT EVEN THE ECMWF DOES NOT BRING DALILA OVER BAJA
CALIFORNIA...AS THE RIDGE TO THE NORTH RE-BUILDS BEHIND THE TROUGH
AND FORCES THE CYCLONE NORTHWESTWARD WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED AFTER 72 HR.  THE NEW FORECAST TRACK IS ADJUSTED TO THE EAST
OF THE PREVIOUS TRACK BASED ON THE INITIAL POSITION AND MOTION. 
THE TRACK IS DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE ENVELOPE OF MODEL GUIDANCE IN
GOOD AGREEMENT WITH THE NOGAPS AND THE SUPERENSEMBLE.
 
THE LARGE-SCALE MODELS AGREE THAT THE SHEAR WILL ABATE IN ABOUT 24
HR.  SHOULD THIS VERIFY...THIS WOULD ALLOW DALILA TO INTENSIFY AT A
FASTER RATE THAN IT HAS DONE SO FAR.  THE GFDL AND SHIPS MODELS
FORECAST A PEAK INTENSITY OF 60 KT...WITH THE GFDL REACHING IT IN
36 HR AND THE SHIPS IN 60 HR.  THE INTENSITY FORECAST CALLS FOR
SLOW DEVELOPMENT FOR 24 HR...THEN FASTER INTENSIFICATION TO 60 KT
BY 48 HR AS THE SHEAR DECREASES.  AFTER 72 HR...DALILA SHOULD MOVE
OVER COLDER SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES AND WEAKEN.  IT CANNOT BE
RULED OUT THAT DALILA COULD BECOME A HURRICANE.  HOWEVER...EVEN
AFTER THE SHEAR DECREASES THE STORM HAS WORK TO DO TO OVERCOME ITS
INTERNAL DISORGANIZATION.
 
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
 
INITIAL      23/1500Z 14.8N 108.9W    35 KT
 12HR VT     24/0000Z 15.5N 109.7W    40 KT
 24HR VT     24/1200Z 16.2N 110.4W    45 KT
 36HR VT     25/0000Z 17.0N 111.1W    50 KT
 48HR VT     25/1200Z 18.1N 112.1W    60 KT
 72HR VT     26/1200Z 20.0N 114.5W    60 KT
 96HR VT     27/1200Z 22.0N 117.5W    50 KT
120HR VT     28/1200Z 23.5N 121.0W    35 KT
 
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FORECASTER BEVEN
 
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