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Tropical Cyclone 14S (Freddy) Weakens

February 10th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone 14S (Freddy) - February 9th, 2009 © JTWC

Tropical Cyclone 14S (Freddy) - February 9th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 14S (Freddy), located approximately 615 nautical miles west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, has tracked southwestward at 11 knots over the past six hours.

Maximum significant wave height is 13 feet.

Animated water vapor imagery indicates the system has lost a significant amount of convection around the low level circulation center, which has become partially exposed.

Environmental analysis indicates that TC 14S remains in an area of moderate vertical wind shear and cooler sea surface temperatures.

These factors are contibuting to the gradual dissipation of the cyclone.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center will issue no further warnings on this system, though it will be closely monitored for signs of regeneration.

source JTWC

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