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DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM LEE

#TurksandCaicos, September 16, 2017 – Providenciales

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION —

LOCATION…12.5N 33.1W

ABOUT 655 MI…1055 KM WSW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 265 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lee was located near latitude 12.5 North, longitude 33.1 West.   Lee is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h).   A westward or west-northwestward motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.   Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.   Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.   The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- None

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