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Hurricane Kate to Lose Tropical Identity Soon

Hurricane Kate forecast track (4pm 11/11/2015)
Posted at 4:15 PM, Nov 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-11 11:17:15-05

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Kate was able to become the fourth hurricane of the waning Atlantic tropical cyclone season, but it won't hold that title for much longer in the colder northern waters.

As of late Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Kate carried peak winds of 75 mph, and is a minimal Category 1 system.  The center of Kate was over 900 miles northeast of Bermuda, moving to the northeast at a rapid rate of 44 mph.

The combination of a colder environment, Kate's fast forward motion, and swift upper flow shearing the structure of the circulation, will cause the storm to transition into a post-tropical low-pressure system within the next 24 hours.  Gusty conditions will still be experienced in those maritime waters of the open North Atlantic.