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Tropical Storm ODETTE


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TROPICAL STORM ODETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   9A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 PM EST SAT DEC 06 2003
 
...ODETTE HESITATES...BUT EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER HISPANIOLA
ACCOMPANIED BY TORRENTIAL RAINS...
 
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 1 PM EST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ODETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 72.0 WEST OR ABOUT
40 MILES...65 KM...SOUTHWEST OF THE ISLA BEATA ON THE SOUTH
COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
 
FIXES FROM A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE INDICATE THAT ODETTE HAS
NOT MOVED VERY MUCH DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS. HOWEVER...THE
CYCLONE SHOULD BEGIN TO MOVE TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 12
MPH...19 KM/HR...SOON WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. ON
THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF ODETTE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL
ALONG THE SOUTH-CENTRAL COAST OF HISPANIOLA BY LATER TODAY OR
TONIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  STRONGER WINDS...ESPECIALLY IN GUSTS...ARE LIKELY OVER
ELEVATED TERRAIN. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE LIKELY BEFORE
LANDFALL.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 145 MILES...230 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE PLANE WAS 
994 MB...29.35 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.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2-4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE RIGHT OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL.
 
REPEATING THE 1 PM EST POSITION...17.2 N... 72.0W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 994 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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