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Tropical Depression TWO


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TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   3A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM AST WED AUG 04 2004
 
...POORLY-DEFINED TROPICAL DEPRESSION APPROACHING THE LESSER
ANTILLES...HEAVY SQUALLS WILL AFFECT THE ISLANDS TODAY...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ST LUCIA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR GUADELOUPE...MARTINIQUE
...DOMINICA...ST. MAARTEN...SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS...AND FOR PUERTO
RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.
 
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD OVER PORTIONS OF
THE LESSER ANTILLES ON WEDNESDAY...ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
 
AT 2 AM AST...0600Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL
DEPRESSION TWO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE
59.7 WEST OR ABOUT   45 MILES... 70 KM...NORTH-NORTHWEST OF
BARBADOS. THIS IS ALSO ABOUT 85 MILES...135 KM...EAST OF ST.
LUCIA.

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 23 MPH...37 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS OR SO.  SQUALLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEPRESSION ARE NOW
OCCURRING OVER BARBADOS...AND THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD SPREAD OVER
OTHER PORTIONS OF THE LESSER ANTILLES LATER THIS MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  35 MPH... 55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND
THE DEPRESSION COULD REACH TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH AS IT MOVES
THROUGH THE LESSER ANTILLES TODAY.  LOCALLY STRONGER WINDS CAN BE
EXPECTED AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 1000 FEET.  AN AIR
FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE
THE SYSTEM THIS MORNING.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1010 MB...29.82 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 2 AM AST POSITION...13.7 N... 59.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 23 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 35 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 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 5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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