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Tropical Storm Bret Intermediate Advisory Number 6A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL022017
200 AM AST Tue Jun 20 2017

...BRET STILL PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS AND STRONG GUSTY
WINDS OVER THE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM AST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...10.3N 62.1W
ABOUT 50 MI...75 KM w OF TRINIDAD
ABOUT 125 MI...205 KM SSW OF GRENADA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Trinidad
* Tobago
* Grenada
* Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Bonaire
* Curacao
* Aruba

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 200 AM AST (0600 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bret was
located near latitude 10.3 North, longitude 62.1 West.  Bret is
moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph (35 km/h) and is
expected to gradually reduce its forward speed over the next 48
hours.  On the forecast track, the tropical storm is expected to
move away from Trinidad, move near or along the northeast coast of
Venezuela this morning, and move into the extreme southeastern
Caribbean Sea this afternoon and evening.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast today, and a
weakening trend is expected to begin on Tuesday when Bret is
forecast to become a tropical depression.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km)
from the center.  Point Salines, Grenada, recently reported
sustained winds of 39 mph (63 km/h) with a gust to 52 mph (83 km/h).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND:  Tropical storm conditions may continue over portions of the
warning area for the next few hours, but these conditions should
subside later this morning.

RAINFALL:  Bret is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2
to 4 inches over the Windward Islands and the northeastern coast of
Venezuela today and Tuesday.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

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Forecaster Pasch

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