Tropical Storm Leslie - Latest Advisory

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM LESLIE ADVISORY NUMBER 14
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL122012
500 PM AST SUN SEP 02 2012

...LESLIE MOVING NORTHWESTWARD...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.4N 61.3W
ABOUT 370 MI...590 KM N OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LESLIE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 61.3 WEST. LESLIE IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/H...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AND NORTH AT A SLIGHTLY SLOWER
FORWARD SPEED IS FORECAST MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...335 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 998 MB...29.47 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY LESLIE COULD AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND BEGIN TO AFFECT PUERTO
RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TONIGHT. THESE SWELLS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS. PLEASE
CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM AST.
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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM LESLIE ADVISORY NUMBER 12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL122012
500 AM AST SUN SEP 02 2012

...LESLIE STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHWESTWARD
AWAY FROM THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...20.8N 59.5W
ABOUT 295 MI...475 KM NNE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.35 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LESLIE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 59.5 WEST. LESLIE IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/H...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE TODAY. A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD
THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AND NORTH...ALONG WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED...IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST
TRACK...THE CENTER OF LESLIE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LESLIE IS CURRENTLY IN AN AREA OF UNFAVORABLE UPPER-LEVEL
WINDS...AND SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING
THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...280 KM
FROM THE CENTER. NOAA BUOY 41044...LOCATED NORTH OF THE CENTER...
HAS BEEN REPORTING 1-MINUTE MEAN WINDS OF 50 MPH...80 KM/HR...WITH
GUSTS TO NEAR 60 MPH...92 KM/HR...OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 994 MB...29.35 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY LESLIE COULD AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND BEGIN TO AFFECT PUERTO
RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS LATER TODAY. THESE SWELLS COULD
CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS. PLEASE
CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM AST.

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FORECASTER STEWART


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