Tropical Storm Iba Discussion Number 19
Wiki-Hurricanes Forecast Center
6:00 AM AST Thu Mar 28 2019
It is increasingly hard to identify a coherent low-level circulation with Iba. The elongation that was occurring prior to the release of the previous advisory has continued, even as deep convection continues to persist to the south and east of the estimated center. There have been no new scatterometer passes since 0z, and given the lack of high-resolution visible satellite imagery, I have elected to maintain Iba as a 40kt tropical storm for now...but the end is nigh. The continued effects of dry air entrainment and strong westerly wind shear should continue to separate convection from whatever circulation remains, and there is a high probability that Iba dissipates later today.
FORECAST MAX WINDS
INIT 28/0900Z 40 KT 45 MPH
12H 28/1800Z 35 KT 40 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW