Tropical Storm Claudette Forms in the Atlantic

…TROPICAL STORM FORMS WELL EAST OF THE UNITED STATES MID-ATLANTIC
COAST…
…NOT EXPECTED TO BE A THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES…

SUMMARY MONDAY AFTERNOON
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LOCATION…37.4N 68.1W
ABOUT 290 MI…465 KM SSE OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
ABOUT 550 MI…885 KM SSW OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1004 MB…29.65 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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The center of Tropical Storm Claudette was
located near latitude 37.4 North, longitude 68.1 West. Claudette is
moving toward the northeast near 15 mph (24 km/h). A northeastward
motion with some increase in forward speed is expected during the
next couple of days.

Satellite data indicated that the maximum sustained winds are near
50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is
forecast through this evening. Weakening is forecast to begin by
Tuesday morning, and Claudette is forecast to become a post-tropical
cyclone by Tuesday night.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None

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