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Tropical Storm ODETTE


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TROPICAL STORM ODETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 PM EST FRI DEC 05 2003

...RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT FINDS ODETTE SOMEWHAT FARTHER EAST THAN
EARLIER...RAINBANDS MOVING OVER HISPANIOLA AND PUERTO RICO...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
FROM ISLA SAONA WESTWARD AND FOR HAITI.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN
BAHAMAS...AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
 
AT 10 PM EST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ODETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  72.7 WEST OR ABOUT
175 MILES...285 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE ISLA BEATA ON THE SOUTH
COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
 
ODETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS
MOTION COULD BRING THE CENTER OF ODETTE OVER HISPANIOLA ON
SATURDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  50 MPH... 85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS LIKELY BEFORE ODETTE NEARS
HISPANIOLA.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 145 MILES...230 KM
FROM THE CENTER.  THESE WINDS COULD REACH THE SOUTH COAST OF
HISPANIOLA EARLY SATURDAY.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT 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 PORTIONS OF HISPANIOLA AND
PUERTO RICO.
 
REPEATING THE 10 PM EST POSITION...15.3 N... 72.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 10 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 1 AM EST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 4 AM EST.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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