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Tropical Storm CHRIS


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM CCA
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TROPICAL STORM CHRIS INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  13A...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032006
800 PM AST THU AUG 03 2006

...CORRECTED SPELLING OF SAMANA IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...
 
...CHRIS HOLDING ON TO TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH...

AT 800 PM AST...0000Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAS
MODIFIED THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH... WHICH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE
NORTH COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM THE NORTHERN BORDER WITH
HAITI EASTWARD TO SAMANA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN
THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH ALSO IS IN EFFECT FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS...
AND FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ACKLINS...CROOKED
ISLAND...THE INAGUAS...MAYAGUANA...AND THE RAGGED ISLANDS.  
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 800 PM AST...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHRIS WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 68.7 WEST OR ABOUT 165
MILES...265 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GRAND TURK ISLAND.
 
CHRIS IS MOVING JUST NORTH OF DUE WEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR... AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER OF CHRIS WILL BE OVER OR NEAR THE TURKS
AND CAICOS ON FRIDAY.  
 
REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 40 MPH...65
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  CHRIS COULD WEAKEN TO A DEPRESSION
TONIGHT OR ON FRIDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80 MILES...130 KM...
MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE
WAS 1012 MB...29.88 INCHES.
 
CHRIS IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES
WITH ISOLATED TOTALS OF UP TO 5 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
PUERTO RICO...THE U.S. AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND THE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.  RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
OVER THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS...THE TURKS AND CAICOS...AND
NORTHERN HAITI THROUGH FRIDAY.
 
REPEATING THE 800 PM AST POSITION...20.7 N...68.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1012 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE/KNABB
 
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