Tropical Storm Kiko: Last Advisory IssuedBy: Kristen M. Foster - September 2, 2013
As of Monday, 2pm (Pacific), once labeled Tropical Storm Kiko had been demoted to Post-Tropical Cyclone Kiko by the National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, located in Miami, Florida. The advisory stated: “Kiko becomes a remnant low… This is the last advisory.” The graphic above is the one corresponding to the advisory.
One might almost feel sorry for the anthropomorphized Kiko, described as: “devoid of any significant convection… a shallow vortex embedded in weak low-level steering flow.” Ok, not too sorry.
Slowly twirling in the Pacific Ocean, by the time of that advisory, Kiko was about 425 miles west of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Maximum sustained winds had reduced to 35 mph from 70 mph yesterday. Movement was toward the west at 1 mph, again, a downgrade from 7 mph on Sunday.
No coastal watches or warnings had been issued and there is no anticipated threat to the coast. Little motion from Kiko is expected over the next few days, the Center reported.
For further information on the system, the Center directed readers to the High Seas forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.[Image via National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center.]