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Tropical Storm ODETTE


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TROPICAL STORM ODETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   5A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 PM EST FRI DEC 05 2003

...COR FOR RPT SECTION MOTION AND LONGITUDE
 
...ODETTE MOVING SLOWLY EASTWARD...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC FROM ISLA SAONA WESTWARD.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HAITI AND JAMAICA.
THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR JAMAICA MAY BE DISCONTINUED LATER
TODAY.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN
BAHAMAS...AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
 
AT 1 PM EST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ODETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE  73.7 WEST OR ABOUT
280 MILES...450 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ISLA BEATA ON THE SOUTH
COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
 
ODETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/HR. A TURN MORE
TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. 
THIS MOTION COULD 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 175 MILES
...280 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 MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE JUST REPORTED BY A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE
WAS 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 1 PM EST POSITION...14.2 N...73.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 5 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.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
4 PM EST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
 
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