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Tropical Storm DELTA


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TROPICAL STORM DELTA ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST THU NOV 24 2005

...DELTA STRENGTHENS TO JUST BELOW HURRICANE STATUS OVER THE 
   OPEN ATLANTIC OCEAN...
 
AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DELTA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 38.8 WEST OR ABOUT
1145 MILES...1845 KM... SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.
 
DELTA IS DRIFTING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR  2 MPH... 4 KM/HR... AND 
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE TODAY AND TONIGHT.
HOWEVER... STEERING CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN WEAK... SO SOME
SOME ERRATIC MOTION WILL BE POSSIBLE... AND DELTA COULD EVEN BECOME
BECOME STATIONARY AT TIMES. A SLOW MOTION TOWARD THE NORTH IS
FORECAST TO BEGIN ON FRIDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS... AND DELTA COULD BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 260 MILES
...415 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  980 MB...28.94 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...24.8 N... 38.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR  2 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 980 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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