Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Rene (AL182020) DATA RELEASED: 9/14/2020 3:00:00 PM UTC

Copy of official data

Tropical Depression Rene Discussion Number  30
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL182020
1100 AM AST Mon Sep 14 2020

Deep convection continues to pulse over the eastern portion of
Rene's circulation, enough to maintain the system's status as a
tropical cyclone.  However, recent visible statellite imagery
suggest that the circulation may not be as well defined as it was
yesterday. Satellite classifications support an initial
wind speed of 25 kt. Strong west-northwesterly shear and dry air
are expected to cause the depression to weaken and degenerate into
a remnant low within the next 12-24 hours. The global models show
the low-level circulation dissipating within 2 to 3 days and so
does the official forecast.

Rene has moved very little overnight but a west-southwestward or
southwestward motion within the low-level steering flow should
begin soon.  That general motion is expected to continue until
dissipation in a day or two.


INIT  14/1500Z 27.5N  48.3W   25 KT  30 MPH
12H  15/0000Z 27.0N  49.1W   25 KT  30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
24H  15/1200Z 26.4N  50.1W   20 KT  25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
36H  16/0000Z 25.5N  51.4W   20 KT  25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
48H  16/1200Z 24.6N  53.5W   20 KT  25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
60H  17/0000Z...DISSIPATED

Forecaster Brown