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Tropical Storm Nadine was the eighteen tropical cyclone and the fourteenth named storm of the 2000 Atlantic hurricane season. Formation of Tropical Storm Nadine resulted from the interaction of an upper-level trough and a tropical wave, during the middle of October. The system was classified as Tropical Depression Eighteen on October 19, before being upgraded to Tropical Storm Nadine the following day. Tropical Storm Nadine became extratropical on October 21 and was absorbed by a frontal low shortly thereafter.

Nadine tracked generally northeastward remaining well away from land for its entire duration. Tropical Storm Nadine did not affect land, nor were there any reports of damage or fatalities in association with the tropical storm.

Meteorological historyEdit

In October, a strong upper-level trough and a tropical wave interacted. The upper-level trough remained nearly stationary, extending from near Bermuda south to the Leeward Islands. The upper-level trough began generating a cut-off low, which the tropical wave had also interacted with. Convection around the cut-off low grew significantly, while convection also became further organized.

Finally, a closed circulation was discovered and the wave was classified as Tropical Depression Eighteen on October 19 at 1200 UTC. [1] The center was located about Template:Convert/LoffAoffDbSoff southeast of Bermuda at the time. As wind shear subsided, thunderstorm activity increased near the center of the system. Initial predictions stated that the new depression would rapidly strengthen into a tropical storm within six hours, but this would not materialize. Although Tropical Depression Eighteen had not rapidly strength into a tropical storm, it did however had attained tropical storm status on October 20 at 1200 UTC, having been assigned the name Nadine. [2] Nadine reached peak intensity on October 21, it reached winds at Template:Convert/mph and registered a minimum pressure of 999 mbar. A possible eye-like featured was observed on satellite imagery, Nadine was not upgraded to a hurricane as winds were still well below 74 mph (119 km/h). Wind shear increased shortly later on that day, and Nadine began to weaken while also losing tropical characteristics. Nadine became an extratropical low on October 22 and interacted with a frontal zone, while centered roughly Template:Convert/LoffAnoneDbSoff south of Cape Race. Having become fully extratropical, the forward speed increased to Template:Convert/mph in a northeastward direction. Continuing northeastward as a extratropical low, the remnants of Nadine were absorbed by a larger extratropical storm. [3]

Impact and recordsEdit

Nadine did not approach land, which resulted in no damage or fatalities. A ship called the Prince of Waves did however, report winds near Template:Convert/mph while south of the system before it was classified as Tropical Depression Eighteen. [3]

ReferenceEdit

  1. Avila, Lixion A. (October 19, 2000). "Tropical Depression Eighteen Advisory Number 1". National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2000/pub/PAL1800.001.html. Retrieved October 19, 2009. 
  2. Lawrence, Miles B. (October 20, 2000). "Tropical Storm Nadine Advisory Number 4". National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2000/pub/PAL1800.004.html. Retrieved October 19, 2009. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Avila, Lixion A. (November 15, 2000). "Tropical Cyclone Report - Tropical Storm Nadine". National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2000nadine.html. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 

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