Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tropical Storm Dolphin Update #10 (FINAL)

Issued (14 UTC) 10pm PhT 052015

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Tropical Storm Dolphin is now transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone as it moves across the North Pacific. The system was last located approximately 850km east of Tokyo, Japan. Maximum sustained winds are at 85kph with gusts of up to 110kph. TS Dolphin is moving north northeastward at 60kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Dolphin is becoming harder to discern on satellite. Latest image above shows the system becoming more elongated and with convection diminishing in coverage and intensity. The circulation center is starting to unravel and the system as a whole is losing tropical characteristics.

Tropical Storm Dolphin will continue moving northeastward across the Northern Pacific and should eventually become an extra-tropical cyclone. This will be our final update on Dolphin. The rest of the Western Pacific is free from tropical cyclones and we are not seeing any potential development in the next few days.

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