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Tropical Storm Melissa: 5pm Update

...MELISSA RACING EAST-NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE NORTHEASTERN ATLANTIC
OCEAN....


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...37.2N 44.9W
ABOUT 980 MI...1575 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 60 DEGREES AT 30 MPH...48 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 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MELISSA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 44.9 WEST. MELISSA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH...48 KM/H...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST...BUT MELISSA IS
EXPECTED TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 36
HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...335
KM...PRIMARILY TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE THE CENTER.

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


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE.
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