Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Rene (AL182020) DATA RELEASED: 9/10/2020 9:00:00 PM UTC

Copy of official data

Tropical Storm Rene Discussion Number  15
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL182020
500 PM AST Thu Sep 10 2020

It appeared that the storm had become better organized this 
morning, but that development trend seems to have been at least 
temporarily interrupted.  Rene's central features have become 
rather ragged-looking, and deep convection has diminished somewhat. 
It appears that the system is being disrupted a bit by easterly flow 
that is undercutting the outflow layer.  There is also an apparent 
dearth of low-level inflow over the southern and southeastern 
portions of the circulation at this time.  Dvorak intensity 
estimates from both TAFB and SAB remain T3.0/45 kt, so the 
current intensity estimate is unchanged from the previous advisory. 
Assuming that the upper-level winds will soon become a little more 
conducive for strengthening, Rene is forecast to become a hurricane 
by the weekend.  The official intensity forecast is a little below 
the latest model consensus.

Rene continues its west-northwestward movement with a motion of 
near 285/10 kt. The cyclone is expected to turn northwestward and 
then north-northwestward for the next few days, while moving around 
the western periphery of a mid-level anticyclone.  Later in the 
forecast period,  A mid-level high is predicted to build to the 
northwest of Rene, which should slow down the cyclone's forward 
progress and cause it to turn to the left.  At the present time, it 
appears that Rene will remain sufficiently separated from Paulette, 
which is located about 800 n mi to the west, for there not to be a 
significant binary interaction between the two storms.  The 
official track forecast remains close to the simple dynamical model 
consensus, TVCN.


INIT  10/2100Z 18.9N  36.8W   45 KT  50 MPH
12H  11/0600Z 19.4N  38.1W   50 KT  60 MPH
24H  11/1800Z 20.2N  40.1W   55 KT  65 MPH
36H  12/0600Z 21.3N  42.2W   60 KT  70 MPH
48H  12/1800Z 22.7N  44.1W   65 KT  75 MPH
60H  13/0600Z 24.3N  45.7W   65 KT  75 MPH
72H  13/1800Z 25.8N  46.7W   60 KT  70 MPH
96H  14/1800Z 27.3N  47.5W   50 KT  60 MPH
120H  15/1800Z 27.5N  49.5W   45 KT  50 MPH

Forecaster Pasch