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Tropical Depression TWENTY


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TROPICAL STORM ODETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   2
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM EST THU DEC 04 2003

...TROPICAL STORM ODETTE...THE 15TH NAMED STORM OF THE YEAR...FORMS
IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA...
 
AT 4 PM EST...2100Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR JAMAICA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HAITI.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
WEST OF SANTO DOMINGO...THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS...AND THE TURK AND
CAICOS ISLANDS.
 
TROPICAL STORM WATCHES OR WARNINGS MAY BE ISSUED FOR EASTERN CUBA
LATER TODAY.
 
SATELLITE DATA INDICATE THAT THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION IN THE
CARIBBEAN SEA HAS STRENGTHENED AND IS NOW TROPICAL STORM
ODETTE...THE 15TH NAMED STORM OF THE YEAR AND THE FIRST STORM TO
FORM IN THE CARIBEAN SEA IN DECEMBER. AT 4 PM EST...2100Z...THE
CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ODETTE WAS ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.0
NORTH...LONGITUDE  75.6 WEST OR ABOUT 280 MILES...450 KM...
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF KINGSTON JAMAICA.
 
ODETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR. A
GENERAL TRACK BETWEEN THE NORTHEAST AND NORTH IS EXPECTED DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS MOTION WOULD BRING ODETTE OVER HAITI AND
THE WINDWARD PASSAGE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM
TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.  THE STRONG WINDS OCCURRING
OVER THE BAHAMAS ARE DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF A STRONG HIGH
PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND ODETTE.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1003 MB...29.62 INCHES.

RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS IN
THE MOUNTAINS...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR THE PATH OF ODETTE. THESE RAINS
COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES...
PARTICULARLY IN THE MOUNTAINS OF HAITI.
 
REPEATING THE 4 PM EST POSITION...14.0 N... 75.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 40 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 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 7 PM EST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 PM
EST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
 
NNNN 


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