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Final Advisory Issued on Tropical Storm Bret as System Weakens

21 Jun 2017, 9:46 am

Tropical Storm Bret weakened Tuesday afternoon into a tropical wave. The National Hurricane Center issued its last advisory yesterday at 5 p.m. EDT.  Satellite images and surface observations indicated that Bret no longer had a closed circulation, but was still producing squalls and a gusty breeze. All tropical storm watches and warnings were discontinued.

The remnants of Bret are located west of the Windward Islands. The tropical wave is expected to move westward across the Caribbean where strong southerly wind shear prevails. This is expected to keep the storm from regenerating, and most computer models agree that further weakening will continue.

On Monday, Bret became the second named tropical system in the Atlantic this year. Hurricane Hunters were able to find a well defined closed circulation east of Trinidad. The National Hurricane Center issued advisories on the storm before it actually formed.  As a new policy started this season, Bret became the first storm to have alerts and products issued before being declared a depression or named storm.

The center became difficult to locate Tuesday morning. Satellite and radar imagery showed a weakening trend, which was confirmed by the afternoon advisory.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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