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Tropical Storm NICHOLAS


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TROPICAL STORM NICHOLAS ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST WED OCT 15 2003

...NICHOLAS RAPIDLY STRENGTHENING AS IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD...
 
AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM NICHOLAS WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE  43.7 WEST OR ABOUT
1065 MILES...1715 KM...EAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS.
 
NICHOLAS IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR
...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE TODAY WITH A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST EXPECTED BY TONIGHT OR THURSDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  50 MPH... 85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...AND NICHOLAS COULD BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES
...110 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...11.9 N... 43.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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