Tropical Storm Kate deepens

2km Natural Color Imagery: NOAA

Tropical Storm Kate continues to deepen as it moves northeastward over the southwestern North Atlantic.  As of 15Z/10th Nov Kate had max winds of about 60 knots however 50 knot or higher winds only extend outward 10-20 NM and only on the East side.





NHC Forecast Track

Kate may continue to strengthen for another 24-36 hours when max winds should peak at 65-75 knots before cooler sea temperatures and increasing wind shear take its toll.

Kate will become fully extra-tropical in about 72 hours.

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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