11 PM Update | Gabrielle Has Dissipated
Tropical Depression Gabrielle is finally done and is now a remnant low. While the system is no longer a tropical cyclone the low pressure system remains a heavy rain threat to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The NHC will continue to monitor the remnants of Gabrielle for signs of regeneration.
5 PM Update | Gabrielle Barely a Tropical Cyclone
Tropical Depression Gabrielle is holding in there, but just barely. Gabrielle is barely a tropical cyclone at this point as she sits about 30 miles south-southwest of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. She is moving northwest at 9 mph with winds around 30 mph.
According to NHC, Gabrielle is being generously maintained as a tropical cyclone with very little circulation and organized convection. This is just enough to maintain the classification as a tropical depression. Gabrielle is forecast to weaken and degenerate overnight into Friday morning as she beings interacting with land over the eastern portion of the Dominican Republic. The main concern with regard to Gabrielle will be heavy rains in the Eastern Caribbean region.
The mid-level activity as we discussed earlier today remains, but there is no sign of the low-level redeveloping in that area. It is unclear at this time, but there is potential for the impending remnants of Gabrielle to merge with the other disturbance presently north of Puerto Rico in 2 to 4 days.
2 PM Intermediate Update | Tropical Depression Gabrielle Continues to Weakens
Tropical Depression Gabrielle continues to weaken this afternoon and all tropical storm watches and warnings have been discontinued. The center of what is left of the circulation is located about 55 miles south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic moving northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. Gabrielle remains poorly organized and the National Hurricane Center expects her to degenerate to a remnant low sometime tonight or early Friday as the system begins to interact with land.
While the wind is decreasing the potential for heavy rains has not diminished. Additionally, tropical storm force wind gusts are possible over portions of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
11 AM Update | Tropical Storm Gabrielle weakens to Tropical Depression
Tropical Storm Gabrielle has been downgraded to Tropical Depression Gabrielle and the previous warnings have been discontinued for Puerto Rico. The Dominican Republic still has a tropical storm watch in effect from Cabo Engano to Cabo Frances Viejo.
TD Gabrielle is presently located 80 south-souteast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic moving northwest at 9mph. Gabrielle’s winds have decreased to 35 mph along with an increase in minimum central pressure to 1011mb. As it stands now, Gabrielle is poorly organized and is expected to degenerate to a remnant low overnight as the center moves over the Dominican Republic.
The cyclone is is tilted, the low level center of circulation is basically between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The mid-level center is located between Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. There is a slight chance that the that the low-level center could re-develop below the mid-level center. If this does happen it is game on, if not Gabrielle will likely dissipate over the course of the next day and a half.
8 AM Intermediate Update | Tropical Storm Gabrielle Producing Heavy Rain
Tropical Storm Gabrielle is a little disorganized this morning, but is still producing 40 mph winds with a reach of 45 miles. Gabrielle continues to move northwest at 8mph. She is located 65 miles west-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico. TS Gabrielle is expected to continue on this current course today passing near or even over the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico this morning, and take a turn to the north-northwest on Friday.
Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to investigate TS Gabrielle this morning. This fix should provide some more details on the system.
5 AM Update | Tropical Storm Gabrielle
Not much has changed overnight. Tropical Storm Gabrielle is still producing 40 mph winds with a reach of 45 miles. Gabrielle continues to move northwest at 8mph. She is located 40 miles south-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico. TS Gabrielle is expected to continue on this current course today, and take a turn to the north-northwest on Friday.
Gabrielle, while a weak tropical storm, is still expected to bring heavy rain to Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and parts of the Dominican Republic.
Tropical storm watches and warnings remain in effect for Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Tropical Storm Gabrielle | System History
This table contains the NHC’s statistics for the tropical cyclone from each advisory.
|Date||Time (EST)||Classification||Max Winds (mph)||Movement/Speed||Pressure (mb)|
|Sept 4||5 PM||Tropical Depression||35||NW at 9 mph||1009|
|8 PM||35||NNW at 2 mph||1008|
|11 PM||Tropical Storm||40||NW at 8 mph||1008|
|Sept 5||5 AM||40||NW at 8 mph||1008|
|8 AM||40||NW at 8 mph||1008|
|11 AM||Tropical Depression||35||NW at 9 mph||1011|
|2 PM||30||NW at 9 mph||1011|
|5 PM||30||NW at 9 mph||1011|
|11 PM||Remnant Low||30||NNW at 9 mph||1010|