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Subtropical Storm Melissa: Tuesday Evening Update

...MELISSA TURNS NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...
...COULD STILL TRANSITION TO A TROPICAL STORM TONIGHT...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...33.0N 53.7W
ABOUT 645 MI...1040 KM E OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...982 MB...29.00 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL STORM MELISSA
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 53.7 WEST. THE
STORM IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 16 MPH...26 KM/H. THIS
GENERAL MOTION ACCOMPANIED BY A STEADY INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED 
IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. A SLIGHT INCREASE IN STRENGTH IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY MORNING...FOLLOWED BY GRADUAL WEAKENING. MELISSA COULD
STILL TRANSITION TO A TROPICAL STORM TONIGHT OR ON WEDNESDAY.

WINDS OF 40 MPH EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 275 MILES...445 KM FROM THE
CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 982 MB...29.00 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF...LARGE SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT BERMUDA...PORTIONS OF
THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...PUERTO RICO...HISPANIOLA...AND THE
SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...CAUSING
LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. PLEASE SEE STATEMENTS FROM
YOUR LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS.
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