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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:55 AM
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Statement as of 2:00 am AST on August 28, 2010

...Earl continues quickly westward...

summary of 200 am AST...0600 UTC...information----------------------------------------------location...16.1n 48.6wabout 965 mi...1560 km E of the northern Leeward Islandsmaximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/hrpresent movement...W or 275 degrees at 20 mph...32 km/hrminimum central pressure...1002 mb...29.59 inches

watches and warnings--------------------changes with this advisory...
none.
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
a tropical storm watch is in effect for...* French Saint Martin and Saint barthelemy
this tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions arepossible within the watch area within 72 hours.
Residents in the remainder of the northern Leeward Islands shouldmonitor the progress of Earl. Watches may be required for portionsof these islands as early as this morning.
For storm information specific to your area in the UnitedStates...including possible inland watches and warnings...pleasemonitor products issued by your local National Weather Serviceforecast office. For storm information specific to your area outsidethe United States...please monitor products issued by your Nationalmeteorological service.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 200 am AST...0600 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Earl waslocated near latitude 16.1 north...longitude 48.6 West. Earl ismoving toward the west near 20 mph...32 km/hr. This generalmotion is expected to continue over the weekend with a turn towardthe west-northwest. On the forecast track the center of Earl couldapproach the northern Leeward Islands on Sunday night.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph...85 km/hr...with highergusts. Some strengthening is forecast and Earl could become ahurricane by Sunday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles...140 kmfrom the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb...29.59 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------none.

Next advisory-------------next complete advisory...500 am AST.
$$Forecaster cangialosi/Brennan
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