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Tropical Cyclone Claudia (03S) Beginning Extra-Tropical Transitioning

13.2S 76.1E

December 12th, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone Claudia (TC 03S) – December 11th, 2012

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Track of Tropical Cyclone Claudia (TC 03S) - December 11th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 03S

Tropical Storm Claudia (03S)‘s current intensity is assessed at 50 knots. Upper-level analysis indicates TC 03S is under a diffluent region with enhanced poleward outflow, but vertical wind shear has increased to 20 to 30 knots.

Claudia is currently tracking on the western edge of a deep-layered subtropical ridge. The system will continue moving south for the forecast period, continually weakening as vertical wind shear increases ahead of a mid-latitude trough and begin extra tropical transition (ETT) within the next 12 hours. ETT will be complete by TAU 24. Maximum significant wave height is 25 feet.

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