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Tropical Storm MELISSA


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
 
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM MELISSA ADVISORY NUMBER  13
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL142013
1100 AM AST THU NOV 21 2013
 
...MELISSA EXPECTED TO BECOME POST-TROPICAL LATER TODAY...
...GALE-FORCE WINDS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE AZORES...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...40.0N 34.8W
ABOUT 440 MI...710 KM WNW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 32 MPH...52 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB...29.06 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
 
GALE-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN AND
CENTRAL AZORES THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MELISSA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 40.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 34.8 WEST. MELISSA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 32 MPH...52 KM/H. A DECREASE
IN FORWARD SPEED AND A TURN TOWARD THE EAST ARE FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT DAY OR SO.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF MELISSA WILL
PASS NORTH OF THE WESTERN AZORES LATER TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
MELISSA IS EXPECTED TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS LATER TODAY OR
TONIGHT AND BECOME A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 240 MILES...390 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 984 MB...29.06 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...GALE-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE
WESTERN AND CENTRAL AZORES THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN
 
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