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Tropical Storm Melissa: 11pm Tuesday Update

...MELISSA LOSING STRENGTH...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...33.6N 52.4W
ABOUT 725 MI...1165 KM E OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB...29.18 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 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL STORM MELISSA
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 52.4 WEST. THE
STORM IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 17 MPH...28 KM/H. THIS
GENERAL MOTION ACCOMPANIED BY AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  ALTHOUGH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS... MELISSA COULD STILL TRANSITION INTO A TROPICAL
STORM DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.  MELISSA IS EXPECTED BECOME A
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE BY THURSDAY.

WINDS OF 40 MPH EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 240 MILES...390 KM FROM THE
CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 988 MB...29.18 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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