Tropical Storm Nadine was the fourteenth named storm of the 2000 Atlantic hurricane season. Nadine formed well to the southeast of Bermuda on October 19. It moved rapidly northeast and dissipated on October 21, never affecting land. Nadine peaked as a 60 mph tropical storm with a pressure of 999 mb.
Nadine caused no damage and no fatalities.
|Formation||October 19, 2000|
|Dissipation||October 21, 2000|
|Highest winds||60 mph|
|Lowest pressure||999 mbar|
Nadine originated from the interaction of a strong upper-level trough and a tropical wave. Water vapor showed a distinct and nearly stationary upper-level trough extending northeastward from the Leeward Islands across the Atlantic for several days. A cutoff low generated within the trough, and then moved southwestward. It then interacted with a tropical wave that reached the area on October 16. The system as a whole began moving westward with convection increasing on October 17. At this time, a broad low to mid-level circulation became evident on visible satellite imagery. Despite this, it was not until October 19, when the area became nearly stationary, that ship reports indicated a closed surface circulation existed. It is estimated that on October 19 at 1200 UTC, the system became a tropical depression about 600 miles southeast of Bermuda. After forming, the depression moved slowly north and then northeast around the periphery of the subtropical ridge and ahead of a cold front. Convection became more organized around the circulation center, and outflow also became more organized as wind shear relaxed. Based on Dvorak classifications, it is estimated that the depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Nadine on October 20 at 1200 UTC. At 0000 UTC October 21, Nadine reached a peak intensity of 60 mph and a pressure of 999 mb when a possible eye-like feature and impressive outflow were evident on satellite imagery. Afterward, the shear increased and Nadine began to weaken. Nadine interacted with a frontal boundary and became a weak extratropical low on October 22 at 0000 UTC, while it moved to the northeast. Nadine then became absorbed by a much larger frontal low.
Lack of Retirement
Because Nadine affected no land areas, it was not retired in the Spring of 2001 by the World Meteorological Organization. It was not used again during the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, and is on the list of names to be used for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.