900  
WTNT42 KNHC 290242  
TCDAT2  
 
REMNANTS OF KIRK DISCUSSION NUMBER 21  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL122018  
1100 PM AST FRI SEP 28 2018  
 
EVEN THOUGH THERE STILL APPEARS TO BE A CIRCULATION CENTER IN  
SATELLITE IMAGERY, AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE WAS  
UNABLE TO FIND WESTERLY WINDS THAT WOULD SUPPORT A CLOSED  
CIRCULATION. THEREFORE, KIRK HAS DEGENERATED INTO AN OPEN WAVE,  
AND THIS WILL BE THE LAST ADVISORY. THE SFMR ON THE PLANE STILL  
MEASURED WINDS AROUND 35 KT IN THE CONVECTION TO THE EAST OF THE  
WAVE AXIS, AND THAT WILL REMAIN THE INITIAL INTENSITY.  
 
THE WAVE WILL CONTINUE MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN SEA  
DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS, WITH ITS WINDS GRADUALLY DECREASING DUE  
TO CONTINUED WESTERLY SHEAR. HEAVY RAINS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER  
PORTIONS OF EASTERN PUERTO RICO AND ST. CROIX DURING THE NEXT DAY  
OR TWO WHILE KIRK'S REMNANTS PASS TO THE SOUTH.  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS  
FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, UNDER AWIPS  
HEADER NFDHSFAT1, WMO HEADER FZNT01 KWBC, AND AVAILABLE ON THE WEB  
AT HTTPS://OCEAN.WEATHER.GOV/SHTML/NFDHSFAT1.SHTML.  
 
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS  
 
INIT 29/0300Z 15.1N 65.8W 35 KT 40 MPH...REMNANTS  
12H 29/1200Z...DISSIPATED  
 

 
FORECASTER BERG  
 
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