Tropical Storm Debby Discussion Number 8
Wiki-Hurricanes Forecast Center
5:00 AM AST Thu Aug 9 2018
Debby is on its final leg. Strong wind shear has ripped apart the moderate convection Debby was producing, and the low-level circulation is becoming increasingly elongated as it races toward the northeast ahead of an upper-level trough. Given the earlier ASCAT pass that showed winds of at least 40kt, the initial intensity is set only a little lower at 35kt. Appreciable convection is unlikely to return over cold waters and in an environment of dry air and wind shear, therefore Debby should degenerate to a remnant low later today before dissipating early tomorrow.
MAXIMUM WINDS FORECAST
INIT 09/0900Z 35 KT 40 MPH
12H 09/1800Z 30 KT 35 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW