TCPAT2 10:34:53.4466

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----------1100 AM AST Sat Sep 22 2018
...NEW TROPICAL STORM FORMS WELL SOUTH OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS... ...EXPECTED TO MOVE QUICKLY WESTWARD ACROSS THE DEEP TROPICAL ATLANTIC...
 SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...8.3N 23.6W ABOUT 450 MI...730 KM S OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 8.3 North, longitude 23.6 West. Kirk is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h) and a westward to west- northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight. A faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in intensity forecast on Monday and Tuesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km), mainly to the northwest of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.
$$ Forecaster Brennan
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