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Gabrielle Update: 5pm

...GABRIELLE BARELY A TROPICAL CYCLONE...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.2N 68.6W
ABOUT 30 MI...50 KM SSW OF PUNTA CANA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

INTERESTS IN HISPANIOLA...PUERTO RICO...THE SOUTHEASTERN
BAHAMAS...AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION
GABRIELLE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 68.6
WEST. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...
15 KM/H. A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS OR SO.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH...45 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. GABRIELLE IS EXPECTED TO DEGENERATE INTO A REMNANT LOW
PRESSURE AREA TONIGHT OR FRIDAY AS THE CENTER PASSES NEAR OR OVER
THE EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1010 MB...29.83 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL...GABRIELLE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...WITH
ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF UP TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF
MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODS
AND MUD SLIDES OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

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