Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Rina (AL182023) DATA RELEASED: 9/30/2023 9:00:00 AM UTC

Copy of official data

Tropical Storm Rina Discussion Number   8
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL182023
500 AM AST Sat Sep 30 2023

Rina remains a sheared tropical cyclone.  Deep bursts of convection
have been flaring to the southeast of an exposed low-level
circulation.  However, recent trends in geostationary satellite
imagery have shown the convection shrinking in areal coverage and
becoming shallower.  The latest subjective Dvorak intensity
estimates were T3.0 (45 kt) and T2.5 (35 kt) from TAFB and SAB,
respectively.  The initial intensity is held at a possibly
generous 45 kt in deference to the earlier scatterometer pass and
the latest TAFB estimate.

It is unlikely Rina will regain significant convective organization. 
Global model guidance indicates that the deep-layer vertical wind 
shear is likely to remain strong for the entirety of the forecast 
period.  Simulated satellite imagery shows convection attempting 
to re-form near the center for the next couple of days, but it is 
quickly stripped away by the strong upper-level winds.  The NHC 
intensity forecast shows Rina gradually weakening and becoming a 
remnant low in 48 h.

Rina is moving to the west-northwest at 9 kt.  Tropical Storm 
Philippe, to its west-southwest, and a subtropical mid-level ridge 
to the northeast are likely to steer Rina generally 
west-northwestward to northwestward through 48 h.  Only minor 
adjustments have been made to the latest track forecast.


INIT  30/0900Z 20.9N  49.5W   45 KT  50 MPH
12H  30/1800Z 21.7N  50.9W   40 KT  45 MPH
24H  01/0600Z 22.9N  52.8W   40 KT  45 MPH
36H  01/1800Z 24.2N  54.6W   35 KT  40 MPH
48H  02/0600Z 26.0N  56.0W   30 KT  35 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
60H  02/1800Z 27.6N  56.9W   30 KT  35 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
72H  03/0600Z...DISSIPATED

Forecaster Bucci