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Tropical Depression ANA


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TROPICAL DEPRESSION ANA ADVISORY NUMBER  19...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL022009
500 PM AST SUN AUG 16 2009

CORRECTED TO INDICATE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR DOMINICA

...ANA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...

AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM CABO ENGANO WESTWARD TO CABO BEATA. A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PUERTO RICO...THE
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS...MONTSERRAT...
ANTIGUA...BARBUDA...ST. KITTS...NEVIS...ANGUILLA...ST. MAARTEN...ST.
MARTIN...SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS...GUADELOUPE...ST. BARTHELEMY...AND
DOMINICA.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND THE NORTHEASTERN
CARIBBEAN SEA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ANA. ADDITIONAL
WATCHES AND WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THESE AREAS
LATER TODAY.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE.  FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA
OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ANA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 58.8 WEST OR ABOUT 170
MILES...270 KM...EAST OF DOMINICA.
 
THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 23 MPH...37 KM/HR. A
TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. ON
THIS TRACK THE DEPRESSION WILL CROSS THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
TONIGHT AND ENTER THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ON MONDAY. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS. DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT
SHOWS THAT THE CIRCULATION OF ANA HAS BECOME LESS ORGANIZED TODAY.
IF THIS TREND CONTINUES...ANA COULD DEGENERATE INTO A TROPICAL WAVE
TONIGHT. 
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 1008 MB...29.77 INCHES.
 
ANA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...INCLUDING PUERTO RICO...AND THE U.S. AND
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES
OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.
 
...SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...15.1N 58.8W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST OR 280 DEGREES AT 23 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BRENNAN/ROBERTS
 
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