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Tropical Storm EARL


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TROPICAL STORM EARL ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST SUN AUG 15 2004

...EARL ENTERING THE EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA...

AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS HAS DISCONTINUED
THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR BARBADOS.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES...THE
GRENADINES...ST.VINCENT...AND ST. LUCIA.  INTERESTS AROUND THE
EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF EARL.
 
AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EARL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 11.9 NORTH... LONGITUDE  62.0 WEST OR ABOUT   25
MILES...  40 KM...SOUTHWEST OF GRENADA.
 
EARL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 28 MPH ...44 KM/HR...AND A
WESTWARD TO WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE INDICATE THAT THE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR  45 MPH... 75 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  85 MILES
...140 KM FROM THE CENTER.  SOME WIND GUSTS TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE
IN SQUALLS MAY STILL OCCUR OVER PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1009 MB...29.80 INCHES.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE LIKELY IN ASSOCIATION WITH
EARL.

REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...11.9 N... 62.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 28 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 2 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM
AST.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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