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Tropical Storm PETER


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TROPICAL STORM PETER ADVISORY NUMBER   1
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 AM EST TUE DEC 09 2003

...AND YET ANOTHER TROPICAL STORM...

SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT THE GALE CENTER IN THE FAR EASTERN
ATLANTIC HAS ACQUIRED TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND IS NOW TROPICAL
STORM PETER...THE 16TH NAMED STORM OF THE 2003 ATLANTIC HURRICANE
SEASON. OFFICIAL RECORDS INDICATE THAT THE LAST TIME THERE WERE TWO
TROPICAL CYCLONES OF AT LEAST TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH IN DECEMBER
WAS 1887.    
 
AT 10 AM EST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM PETER WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 37.0 WEST OR ABOUT
800 MILES...1290 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE WESTERN MOST CAPE VERDE
ISLANDS.
 
PETER HAS BEEN NEARLY STATIONARY BUT IT BEGIN TO MOVE TOWARD THE
NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...SOON.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  PETER SHOULD BEGIN TO WEAKEN DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES
...185 KM MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 10 AM EST POSITION...20.0 N... 37.0 W.  MOVEMENT
NEARLY STATIONARY.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM
CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
4 PM EST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
  
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