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Eye of Tropical Cyclone Gino (15S) Becoming Less Organized

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February 14th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone Gino (15S) – February 12th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Cyclone Gino (15S) - February 12th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 15S

Tropical Cyclone Gino (15S),located approximately 875 nm south- southeast of Diego Garcia, has tracked south-southeastward at 11 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 26 feet.

Animated multispectral satellite imagery shows a slight weakening of the deepest areas of convection around the low level circulation center (LLCC), and is supported by the recent Dvorak estimates from PGTW and KNES.

The eye has become less organized over the past 12 hours and is becoming obscured by convection as it is sheared from the band along the northwestern quadrant. A recent series of microwave images supports the weakening of the eye in the low- to mid-levels.

Upper level analysis indicates a slight increase from low to moderate levels of vertical wind shear (VWS) (10 to 15 knots) as the upper level anticyclone has become slightly displaced to the northwest of the LLCC.

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