Tropical Storm Dora Moving Away From North America
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP042017 1000 AM CDT Sun Jun 25 2017
“Dora’s cloud pattern continues to become better organized, with more distinct convective banding features developing. The current intensity estimate is set at 45 kt in agreement with a Dvorak classification of T3.0 from TAFB. The dynamical environment should remain very favorable for additional intensification, with upper-level anticyclonic flow over the storm and low vertical shear for the next several days.
Sea surface temperatures, however, should begin to decrease significantly in 48 hours or so, which will halt the strengthening trend. The official intensity forecast is close to the latest model consensus. It should be noted that Dora could strengthen more than indicated here in the short term, given that the SHIPS RII shows an above normal probability of rapid intensification during the next day or so.”
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