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Re: Tropical Storm Jeanne Advisory 17/09/2004 2 am

Tropical Depression Jeanne Intermediate Advisory
National Hurricane Center Miami Fl
8 PM AST FRI SEP 17 2004

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the southeastern Bahamas including the Acklins Crooked Island, the Inaguas Mayaguana and the ragged islands as well as for the Turks and Caicos islands.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the central Bahamas including Cat Island the Exumas, Long island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.

Interests in the northwestern Bahamas should monitor the progress of Jeanne.

At 8 pm AST...0000z...the center of tropical depression Jeanne was located near latitude 20.1 north...Longitude 71.8 west. This position is just north of Hispaniola and about 100 miles... 160 km...South-southwest of Grand Turk island.

The depression is nearly stationary but a turn toward the northwest is expected during the next 12 to 24 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph. 55 km/hr., with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours as Jeanne moves away from the coast of Hispaniola.

An air force hurricane hunter aircraft recently reported a minimum central pressure is 1000 mb...29.53 inches.

Storm surge flooding of 1 to 3 feet above normal tide levels is possible along portions of the coasts of the southeastern Bahamas. Storm surge flooding should gradually subside along the coast of Hispaniola as Jeanne moves away.

Rainfall accumulations of 9 to 13 inches...With isolated higher amounts...Can be expected along the path of Jeanne. Additional rainfall is also likely over portions of Hispaniola and Puerto Rice.

Repeating the 8 pm AST position...20.1 n... 71.8 w. Movement nearly stationary. Maximum sustained winds 35 mph. Minimum central pressure...1000 mb.

For storm information specific to your area...Please monitor products issued by your local weather office.

The next advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 11 pm AST.

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