Tuesday, July 05, 2005

TS Dennis Public Advisory 3A - 2 p.m.

WTNT34 KNHC 051745
TCPAT4
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM DENNIS INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 3A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT TUE JUL 05 2005

...DENNIS MOVING RAPIDLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD THROUGH THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTH COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM BARAHONA WESTWARD...AND FOR THE SOUTHWEST PENINSULA OF HAITI FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BORDER AND PORT-AU-PRINCE WESTWARD. INTERESTS IN THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN
CARIBBEAN SEA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

JULY 5 IS THE EARLIEST DATE ON RECORD FOR THE FOURTH NAMED STORM TO HAVE FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN.

AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DENNIS WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 67.6 WEST OR ABOUT 335 MILES... 540 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO.

DENNIS IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH...30 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...13.8 N...67.6 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM EDT.

FORECASTER KNABB

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