October 18, 2013
Dry Air Caused Tropical Storm Jerry’s Demise
Dry air wrapping around Tropical Storm Jerry wiped out the storm's moisture and prevented thunderstorm development to keep the storm going, "wrapping up" the storm and sending it into weather history.
By Oct. 3 at 5 a.m. EDT, dry air had wrapped around Tropical Storm Jerry, removing its moisture and fuel for thunderstorms, weakening it to a depression. The maximum sustained winds dropped to 35 mph/55 kph, and further weakening was expected because of the dry air. At that time, Jerry was centered near 30.2 north and 41.4 west, in the Central North Atlantic Ocean. It was moving northeast.
Jerry weakened to a remnant low pressure area by Oct. 4. At 8:05 a.m. EDT, The National Hurricane Center noted that the remnant 1008 millibar low of Jerry was located near 32 north and 37 west. The widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the remnants were occurring east of the center. Jerry's remnants dissipated in the days following.
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