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Subject: A21) What is a "post-tropical cyclone" ?

Contributed by Dan Brown (NHC)

A former tropical cylone, that no longer possesses sufficient tropical characteristics to be considered a tropical cyclone. Post-tropical cyclones can continue carrying heavy rains and high winds. Note that former tropical cyclones that have become fully extratropical, subtropical, or remnant lows, are three classes of post-tropical cyclones.


Revised May 10, 2013

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