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Tropical Storm JOSEPHINE


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TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE ADVISORY NUMBER   3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL102008
500 PM AST TUE SEP 02 2008

...JOSEPHINE STRENGTHENING OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC...
 
AT 500 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 25.9 WEST OR ABOUT 125
MILES...205 KM...SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.
 
JOSEPHINE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22
KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  ON THIS TRACK...JOSEPHINE WILL GRADUALLY MOVE
AWAY FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS TODAY AND TONIGHT...AND OVER THE
OPEN WATERS OF THE EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC ON WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 50 MPH...85
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...AND JOSEPHINE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE ON
WEDNESDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS TODAY.
 
REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION...13.7 N...25.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER KNABB
 
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