Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Bret (AL032023) DATA RELEASED: 6/24/2023 9:00:00 AM UTC

Copy of official data

Tropical Storm Bret Discussion Number  20
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL032023
500 AM AST Sat Jun 24 2023

Bret is passing just to the north of Aruba, while producing a 
healthy burst of deep convection that has obscured the center in 
infrared satellite imagery.  Radar data from Curacao indicates that 
the strongest activity is to the north of the ABC Islands, although 
a band of showers and thunderstorms is currently moving over Aruba. 
Scatterometer data showed peak winds of 35-40 kt to the north of 
Bret's center, and along with overnight reconnaissance data, the 
storm's intensity is lowered to 40 kt on this advisory.

Over 30 kt of northwesterly shear is affecting Bret, which is 
expected to continue through the weekend.  Therefore, Bret is still 
forecast to degenerate into a trough by 36 hours, although global 
model fields suggest this could happen as early as tonight.

Bret continues to move quickly toward the west, or 270/16 kt, 
steered by subtropical ridging over the western Atlantic.  Bret is 
forecast to remain on this general trajectory during the next 
several days, with its remnants reaching Central America on Monday.


INIT  24/0900Z 13.1N  69.8W   40 KT  45 MPH
12H  24/1800Z 13.2N  72.3W   35 KT  40 MPH
24H  25/0600Z 13.4N  75.5W   30 KT  35 MPH
36H  25/1800Z...DISSIPATED

Forecaster Berg