TROPICAL STORM ERIKA CONTINUES WEST..MINIMAL STORM..NO WATCHES FOR FLORIDA AT THIS TIME

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Erika this morning is a minimal tropical storm from the standpoint of wind however it has produced heavy rains across the Dominican Republic and that rain is now spreading westward. The threat to Southeast Florida has diminished considerably as the track further west has shifted the storm forecast even further into the Gulf of Mexico for early next week.nhcprog

SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…19.1N 75.1W
ABOUT 75 MI…125 KM S OF GUANTANAMO CUBA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.77 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
None.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Dominican Republic
* Haiti
* Southeastern Bahamas
* Turks and Caicos Islands
* Central Bahamas

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Northwestern Bahamas
* The Cuban Provinces of Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas,
Holguin, and Guantanamo

Latest satellite look shows continued shearing and little change in strength is forecast though Erika might weaken some today is possible as the circulation continues to be disrupted by the terrain of the Dominican Republic and now Western Cuba.

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