Tropical Storms Rina & Philippe Update

Satellite Image Tropical Storms Philippe and Rina

Tropical Storms Rina and Philippe continue to interact over the North Atlantic.







Tropical Storm Rina

Rina continues to weaken with max winds 40 kts due to strong wind shear. Rina is forecast to move northwestward weakening to a depression in 24 hours and dissipating in 48-72 hours.

Forecast Track TS Rina








Tropical Storm Philippe 

Philippe continues to struggle with wind shear as it drifts southwestward with max winds about 45 kts. In about 36-48 hours the wind shear should weaken, allowing Philippe to start to strengthen and begin to move northwest then northward. In 48-72 hours, Philippe could regain hurricane strength.

Forecast Track TS Philippe













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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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