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Tropical Storm ODETTE


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TROPICAL STORM ODETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM EST FRI DEC 05 2003

...ODETTE MOVING NORTHEASTWARD TOWARD HISPANIOLA...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC FROM ISLA SAONA WESTWARD AND FOR HAITI.
 
AT 4 PM EST...2100Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA HAS DISCONTINUED THE
TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR JAMAICA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN
BAHAMAS...AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
 
AT 4 PM EST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ODETTE WAS
ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  73.6 WEST OR ABOUT
225 MILES...365 KM...SOUTHWEST OF ISLA BEATA ON THE SOUTH COAST OF
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
 
ODETTE INCREASED IN FORWARD SPEED AND IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST
NEAR 12 MPH ...19 KM/HR.  THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED BRING THE CENTER
OF ODETTE NEAR THE SOUTHERN COAST OF HAITI OR WESTERN DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC ON SATURDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES
THE HIGH TERRAIN OF HISPANIOLA.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 145 MILES
...230 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  995 MB...29.38 INCHES.

RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 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 ARE ALREADY SPREADING ACROSS HISPANIOLA.

REPEATING THE 4 PM EST POSITION...15.0 N... 73.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 50 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 995 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
  
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