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Tropical Depression TWENTY


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TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 1A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 PM EST THU DEC 04 2003
 
...RECONNAISSANCE PLANE EN ROUTE TO CHECK IF THE CYCLONE HAS BECOME
TROPICAL STORM ODETTE...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR HAITI.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WEST
OF SANTO DOMINGO. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES THE INAGUAS...MAYAGUANA...
ACKLINS... CROOKED ISLANDS AND SAMANA CAY AND FOR THE TURK AND
CAICOS ISLANDS.

AT 1 PM...1800Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL
STORM WATCH FOR JAMAICA.

TROPICAL STORM WATCHES OR WARNINGS MAY BE ISSUED FOR EASTERN CUBA
LATER TODAY.
 
AT 1 PM EST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE  76.0 WEST OR ABOUT
300 MILES...485 KM...SOUTH OF KINGSTON JAMAICA.
 
THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH
...17 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS TRACK THE CYCLONE WILL BE NEARING HAITI AND
THE WINDWARD PASSAGE ON FRIDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SATELLITE DATA SUGGEST THAT THIS SYSTEM IS BECOMING A
TROPICAL STORM.  AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WILL CHECK THE
INTENSITY OF THE CYCLONE THIS AFTERNOON
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES..

RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER 
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR THE PATH OF THE DEPRESSION.
 
REPEATING THE 1 PM EST POSITION...13.8 N... 76.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 35 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
4 PM EST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
 
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