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WTNT34 KNHC 131432
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Tropical Storm Melissa Advisory Number   9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142019
1100 AM AST Sun Oct 13 2019

...MELISSA MOVING EAST-NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE OPEN NORTH ATLANTIC...
...DANGEROUS SWELLS CONTINUE ALONG THE EASTERN COASTS OF THE UNITED
STATES AND ATLANTIC CANADA...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...39.8N 60.9W
ABOUT 360 MI...580 KM SSE OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 75 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal tropical cyclone watches or warnings in effect.

For information on coastal flooding hazards, see products issued by
your local National Weather Service office at weather.gov.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Melissa was
located near latitude 39.8 North, longitude 60.9 West. Melissa is
moving toward the east-northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this
motion is expected to continue today.  An increase in forward speed
and a turn toward the east are expected on Monday, with that motion
continuing into Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual weakening is expected, and Melissa is forecast to become a
post-tropical remnant low by tonight or early Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb (29.56 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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COASTAL FLOODING:  Minor to moderate coastal flooding will occur
along some portions of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and southeastern coast
today around times of high tide.

SURF:  Swells generated by Melissa are affecting much of the U.S.
east coast, portions of the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Atlantic Canada.
These swells will result in life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Stewart