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Tropical Depression TWENTY


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TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY ADVISORY NUMBER   1
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT THU DEC 04 2003

...OFF-SEASON TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA...
 
AT 10 AM EST...1500 UTC...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR HAITI.
 
AT 10 AM EST...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WEST
OF SANTO DOMINGO. THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES THE
INAGUAS...MAYAGUANA...ACKLINS...CROOKED ISLANDS AND SAMANA CAY AND
FOR THE TURK AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
 
TROPICAL STORM WATCHES OR WARNINGS MAY BE ISSUED FOR JAMAICA AND
EASTERN CUBA LATER TODAY.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  76.3 WEST OR ABOUT
320 MILES...515 KM...SOUTH OF KINGSTON JAMAICA.
 
THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH
...17 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS TRACK THE CYCLONE WILL BE NEARING HAITI AND
THE WINDWARD PASSAGE ON FRIDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  35 MPH... 55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  THE DEPRESSION MAY BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES. AN AIR
FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WILL CHECK THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON.

RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER 
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR THE PATH OF THE DEPRESSION.
 
REPEATING THE 11 AM EDT POSITION...13.3 N... 76.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 35 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 2 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM
EDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
 
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