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Tropical Storm ODETTE


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TROPICAL STORM ODETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  10A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
7 PM EST SAT DEC 06 2003
 
...ODETTE LASHING ISLA BEATA AND THE BARAHONA PENINSULA...
...TORRENTIAL RAINS EXPECTED OVER HISPANIOLA...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS 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 7 PM EST...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ODETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE  71.5 WEST.  THIS
POSITION IS AT THE COAST OF SOUTHWESTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND JUST
EAST OF THE HAITI/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BORDER.
 
ODETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR. 
A GRADUAL TURN TO THE NORTHEAST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
IS EXPECTED. THIS TRACK WILL BRING THE CENTER OF ODETTE ACROSS
HISPANIOLA 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 WEAKENING IS EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT AS THE
STORM MOVES OVER LAND.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 145 MILES
...230 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  994 MB...29.35 INCHES.

RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 15 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...
REPORTS FROM THE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
INDICATE THAT SOME STATIONS HAVE ALREADY MEASURED 5 INCHES OF RAIN
TODAY.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2-4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS LIKELY
OCCURRING NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER. 
 
REPEATING THE 7 PM EST POSITION...17.8 N... 71.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  7 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
10 PM EST.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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