Tropical Storm Joyce: 4 PM Thursday Advisory

By: National Hurricane Center
By: National Hurricane Center

...JOYCE LOSING ORGANIZATION...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.9N 42.5W
ABOUT 1280 MI...2060 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 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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SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES THAT JOYCE HAS BECOME LESS ORGANIZED
THIS AFTERNOON. AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL
STORM JOYCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 42.5
WEST. JOYCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22
KM/H. SOME ERRATIC MOTION IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT...BUT A GENERAL WEST-
NORTHWESTWARD TO NORTHWESTWARD MOTION WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48
HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES...370 KM
...TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER..

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE

NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM AST.


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