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Weather Bulletin No: 4 - Tropical Storm Chantal

Published 10th July 2013, 4:20pm

Tropical Storm Chantal has degenerated into a tropical wave but could still produce heavy rains and gusty winds. RAINFALL AMOUNTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM STILL POSE A RISK OF FLOODING OF THE LOW-LYING AREAS.

Chantal degenerated into a wave…
Could still produce heavy rains and gusty winds…
Summary of 500 pm edt…2100 utc…information

Location…16.5n 73.7w
About 230 mi…370 km ESE of Kingston Jamaica
about 260 mi…415 km s of the eastern tip of Cuba
maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h
Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 23 mph…37 km/h
Minimum central pressure…1012 mb…29.88 inches
Watches and warnings
Interests in eastern Cuba…Jamaica and the Bahamas should
Monitor the progress of the remnants of Chantal.
Discussion and 48-hour outlook

Data from a reconnaissance plane indicate that Chantal has
degenerated into a tropical wave. at 500 pm edt…2100 utc…the
remnants of Chantal were located near latitude 16.5 north…
Longitude 73.7 west. the remnants of Chantal are expected to spread
over Jamaica and eastern Cuba tonight and Thursday…into the
northwestern Bahamas and over or near the Florida peninsula by
Friday.

Maximum sustained winds associated with the wave are near 45 mph…
75 km/h…
with higher gusts.

Tropical storm force winds cover a large area over the waters mainly
south of Hispaniola.
the estimated minimum central pressure is 1012 mb…29.88 inches.
Hazards affecting land
Wind…tropical storm force winds could still affect haiti and
Eastern Cuba during the next day or so.
storm surge…localized coastal flooding is possible in areas of
onshore flow along portions of the south coast of hispaniola.

rainfall…the remnants of Chantal are expected to produce total
rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches over Hispaniola…Jamaica…
central and eastern Cuba…and the southeastern Bahamas. isolated
maximum amounts of 6 inches are possible across southern portions
of Hispaniola.

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