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WTNT35 KNHC 142039
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BULLETIN
Tropical Depression Fifteen Advisory Number   1
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL152019
500 PM AST Mon Oct 14 2019

...NEW TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS SOUTHEAST OF THE CABO VERDE
ISLANDS...
...HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED ACROSS EASTERN CABO VERDE ISLANDS TONIGHT...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.2N 20.2W
ABOUT 320 MI...515 KM SE OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES


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

However, interests in the Cabo Verde Islands should closely monitor
the progress of the depression since a Tropical Storm Warning may be
required for portions of the islands later tonight or early Tuesday.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of newly formed Tropical
Depression Fifteen was located near latitude 13.2 North, longitude
20.2 West. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph
(13 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through
Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of the depression is
expected to pass over or near the eastern Cabo Verde Islands on
Tuesday, and pass near the central portion of those islands Tuesday
night and Wednesday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Slight strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the
depression is expected to become a tropical storm by early Tuesday
morning. Rapid weakening is forecast to begin by Wednesday morning
when the cyclone will be moving away from the Cabo Verde Islands.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL:  The depression is expected to produce rainfall
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches across the Cabo Verde Islands, with
isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches in the higher terrain,
especially across the eastern portion of the islands. This rainfall
may cause flash flooding and mudslides.

WIND:  Tropical storm conditions could occur across the eastern
Capo Verde Islands by Tuesday morning, and then gradually spread
westward across the central portion of the islands by Tuesday
night, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Stewart