July 24, 2013

Advisory on TS Dorian in eastern Atlantic

July 24, 2013 Staff Suwannee Democrat

Live Oak — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an advisory on Tropical Storm Dorian, the fourth named storm of the 2013 Hurricane season.

At 11 a.m. the NWS posted the following information about TS Dorian.

Location: 14.3N 29.9W

About 410 miles, (660 km) WSW of the Cape Verde Islands.

Maximum sustained winds are 50 mph (85 km/h).

Present movement is WNW or 285 degrees at 21 mph (33 km/h).

Minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).

There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook

Satellite imagery and data indicate that the tropical depression in the eastern tropical Atlantic has strengthened this morning.

At 11 a.m. EDT, 1500 UTC, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 14.3 north, longitude 29.9 west. Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible today, followed by gradual weakening on Thursday as Dorian moves over cooler water.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59) inches.

There are no hazards affecting land.

The next complete advisory will be at 5 p.m. EDT. Keep current here at suwanneedemocrat.com.

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