Depression Peters out.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
SURF: Swells generated by Peter will affect the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and portions of the Bahamas during the next day or so. These swells could cause life threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the remnants of Peter were located near latitude 22.1 North, longitude 67.0 West. The remnants are moving toward the north northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h). The remnants are expected to move generally northward over the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast over the next couple of days. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
Although a low-level swirl can still be seen in infrared satellite imagery, this feature has continued to lose definition. A recently arriving partial ASCAT-A overpass shows that the circulation has become more elongated, and Peter lacks a well-defined center. In addition, the system has not produced any organized deep convection in quite some time. The cloudiness and convective activity that has been occuring over the western Atlantic has been located along a trough axis well northeast of the decaying circulation center. As a result, Peter no longer meets the definition of a tropical cyclone, and this will be the final NHC advisory on this system. The initial intensity is set at 25 kt in accordance with the ASCAT data. The remnants of Peter are expected to remain within an area of strong upper-level westerly winds, and further weakening should occur over the next day or two.
The system has been moving slowly north-northwestward or 335/4 kt. A weakness in the low-level ridge should allow the remnants to turn northward tomorrow, and this general motion should continue through the end of the week.
This is the last NHC advisory on this system. Additional information on the remnants of Peter can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service, under AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01 KWBC, and online at ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.php
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