Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Rene (AL182020) DATA RELEASED: 9/9/2020 9:00:00 PM UTC

Copy of official data

Tropical Storm Rene Discussion Number  11
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL182020
500 PM AST Wed Sep 09 2020

Although the cloud pattern of Rene has changed little in overall 
organization since earlier today, there are some indications that 
the easterly shear over the storm has diminished somewhat.  Cirrus 
cloud motions show that upper-level outflow is slightly more evident 
over the eastern portion of the circulation, but it remains limited 
over that region.  The current intensity estimate remains 35 kt in 
agreement with a Dvorak estimate from TAFB.  Vertical shear is 
predicted to be modest over Rene during the next couple of days, and 
this should allow for some strengthening.  The official intensity 
forecast is similar to the model consensus and continues to show the 
system becoming a hurricane, albeit briefly.  After day 3, the 
western portion of a large upper-level trough over the eastern 
Atlantic is likely to impart increased shear, which should lead to 

Conventional satellite and microwave fixes show a continued 
west-northwestward motion at about 285/11 kt.  Rene is currently 
located on the southwest side of a mid-level ridge over the eastern 
Atlantic.  A weakness in the ridge in the vicinity of 40W-45W 
longitude should induce a turn toward the northwest and 
north-northwest in 3-5 days.  By the end of the forecast period, 
Rene's forward progress begins to be blocked by building mid-level 
heights to its north and northwest, which should cause the cyclone's 
forward motion to slow down significantly.  The official track 
forecast has been adjusted farther to the left of the previous one, 
to be closer to the latest model consensus.  


INIT  09/2100Z 18.0N  32.7W   35 KT  40 MPH
12H  10/0600Z 18.4N  34.3W   40 KT  45 MPH
24H  10/1800Z 18.9N  36.2W   45 KT  50 MPH
36H  11/0600Z 19.5N  38.1W   50 KT  60 MPH
48H  11/1800Z 20.5N  40.0W   60 KT  70 MPH
60H  12/0600Z 21.7N  42.0W   65 KT  75 MPH
72H  12/1800Z 23.5N  43.8W   60 KT  70 MPH
96H  13/1800Z 26.9N  46.0W   50 KT  60 MPH
120H  14/1800Z 28.5N  47.0W   40 KT  45 MPH

Forecaster Pasch