Tropical Depression TEN (Text)

Tropical Depression Ten Discussion Number   6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL102021
1100 AM AST Sun Aug 29 2021
The center of the depression has become a little more exposed to the 
northwest of the deep convection during the past few hours as a 
result of continued 25-30 kt of northwesterly shear.  The latest 
Dvorak estimates are T2.5 from TAFB and T1.0/2.0 from SAB, so the 
initial intensity remains 30 kt.  The system is expected to continue 
moving through a region of strong northwesterly to westerly shear 
for the next 2 days or so, and little to no strengthening is 
anticipated during that time.  However, if the convection is able 
to remain fairly close to the center, then the system could eke 
into tropical storm status at any time.  After 48 hours, a 
significant decrease in shear, along with warm waters of 27-28 
degrees Celsius, should allow for a steady strengthening trend.  The 
NHC intensity forecast has been nudged upward on days 3 through 5, 
although much of the guidance is even higher, suggesting that 
further adjustments could be required in subsequent advisories.

The depression is moving northward (350/10 kt) through a break in 
the ridge created by a large deep-layer trough extending south of 
Newfoundland over the central Atlantic.  This trough, along with a 
strengthening mid-level ridge over the eastern Atlantic on days 3-5, 
are expected to keep the cyclone on a curvy northward track during 
the entire forecast period.  There is high confidence in the track 
forecast given low spread among the track models, and the NHC 
official forecast generally lies between the TVCA and HCCA consensus 

INIT  29/1500Z 18.8N  50.2W   30 KT  35 MPH
 12H  30/0000Z 20.0N  50.3W   30 KT  35 MPH
 24H  30/1200Z 21.4N  50.1W   35 KT  40 MPH
 36H  31/0000Z 22.7N  49.5W   35 KT  40 MPH
 48H  31/1200Z 24.1N  49.1W   35 KT  40 MPH
 60H  01/0000Z 25.6N  49.2W   40 KT  45 MPH
 72H  01/1200Z 27.4N  49.8W   45 KT  50 MPH
 96H  02/1200Z 30.6N  50.6W   50 KT  60 MPH
120H  03/1200Z 33.5N  50.7W   55 KT  65 MPH
Forecaster Berg

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