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Tropical Depression CHRIS


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TROPICAL DEPRESSION CHRIS ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032006
1100 PM AST FRI AUG 04 2006

...CHRIS WEAKENS FURTHER AS IT APPROACHES CUBA...
...ALL WATCHES AND WARNINGS DISCONTINUED...
 
AT 11 PM AST...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS
DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR LONG ISLAND AND THE
EXUMAS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS.
 
INTERESTS IN CUBA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS
OF CHRIS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1100 PM AST...0300Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL
DEPRESSION CHRIS WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE
74.0 WEST OR ABOUT 135 MILES...220 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF LONG
ISLAND AND ABOUT 250 MILES...405 KM...EAST OF CAMAGUEY CUBA.
 
THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK CHRIS WILL BE NEARING THE NORTH COAST OF CUBA
ON SATURDAY.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH...45 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.  HOWEVER...CHRIS COULD DISSIPATE ON SATURDAY.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1012 MB...29.88 INCHES.

CHRIS IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES
ACROSS HAITI...EASTERN CUBA AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WITH ISOLATED
TOTALS OF UP TO 4 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN THROUGH SATURDAY. 
 
REPEATING THE 1100 PM AST POSITION...21.6 N...74.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1012 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 500 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE/KNABB
 
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