Remnants of Hector Discussion Number 52

Wiki-Hurricanes Forecast Center

09:00 UTC Wed Aug 15 2018

Hector has degenerated into a trough of low pressure. Visible satellite images continue to reveal an exposed swirl to the south and east of deep convection, but no earth-relative westerly winds are present. This is confirmed by a 2239z ASCAT pass that was delayed until after the previous advisory, which showed an elongated and weak east-west wind shift. That same pass showed a small pocket of 40kt winds in the thunderstorm activity north of the trough, verifying the previous advisory's intensity. Regeneration is not expected as Hector enters an increasingly hostile environment.

Until next time, so long, Hector.

INIT 15/0900Z 40 KT 45 MPH

12H 15/1800Z 40 KT 45 MPH...DISSIPATED