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Tropical Storm MELISSA


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TROPICAL STORM MELISSA ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL142007
500 AM AST SAT SEP 29 2007

...THIRTEENTH NAMED STORM OF THE SEASON FORMS IN THE FAR EASTERN
ATLANTIC...
 
AT 500 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MELISSA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 27.4 WEST OR ABOUT 260
MILES...420 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.
 
MELISSA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 3 MPH...6 KM/HR.  A GRADUAL
TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...WHICH WILL TAKE THE DEPRESSION
FARTHER AWAY FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 500 AM AST POSITION...14.1 N...27.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 3 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 AM AST.
 
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FORECASTER KNABB
 
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