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Tropical Storm ODETTE


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TROPICAL STORM ODETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 AM EST FRI DEC 05 2003

...ODETTE MOVING SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD TOWARD HISPANIOLA...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HAITI AND JAMAICA...
AND FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WEST OF SANTO DOMINGO.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN
BAHAMAS...AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
 
TROPICAL STORM WATCHES OR WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR EASTERN
CUBA LATER TODAY.
 
AT 4 AM EST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ODETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE  74.5 WEST OR ABOUT
290 MILES...470 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF KINGSTON JAMAICA. THIS IS
ALSO ABOUT 335 MILES...540 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PORT AU PRINCE
HAITI.
 
ODETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR  8 MPH...13 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH A SLIGHT INCREASE
IN FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION COULD BRING
THE CENTER NEAR THE SOUTHERN COAST OF HAITI LATER THIS EVENING OR
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  45 MPH... 75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. AN
AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO
INVESTIGATE THE STORM LATER THIS MORNING AND PROVIDE A BETTER
ASSESSMENT OF THE ACTUAL STRENGTH OF ODETTE.
 
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.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 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
TODAY.
 
REPEATING THE 4 AM EST POSITION...14.5 N... 74.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 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 AM EST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 AM EST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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