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Tropical Storm ODETTE


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WTNT35 KNHC 050250
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TROPICAL STORM ODETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 PM EST THU DEC 04 2003

...ODETTE RE-LOCATED SOMEWHAT TO THE SOUTHEAST...WARNINGS FOR THE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...

AT 10 PM EST...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WEST
OF SANTO DOMINGO.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HAITI AND JAMAICA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN
BAHAMAS...AND THE TURK AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
 
TROPICAL STORM WATCHES OR WARNINGS MAY BE ISSUED FOR EASTERN CUBA
LATER TONIGHT OR FRIDAY.
 
AT 10 PM EST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ODETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  75.0 WEST OR ABOUT
295 MILES...475 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF KINGSTON JAMAICA.
 
ODETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR  8 MPH...13 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH SOME INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION COULD BRING
THE CENTER NEAR THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF HAITI FRIDAY OR FRIDAY
NIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES
...185 KM FROM 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.  RAINBANDS ASSOCIATED WITH
ODETTE SHOULD BEGIN SPREADING ACROSS JAMAICA AND HISPANIOLA LATER
TONIGHT.
 
REPEATING THE 10 PM EST POSITION...14.0 N... 75.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR  8 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 1 AM EST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 4 AM EST.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN


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