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Small Tropical Storm Forms In The Northeast Atlantic

Tropical Storm

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Tropical Storm

325 miles WSW of The Azores

Wind

Pressure

45 mph

29.24

Heading

Coordinates

ESE at 10 mph

32.2W, 35.8N

Discussion

At 500 p.m. AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Pablo was located near latitude 35.8 north, longitude 32.2 west. Pablo is moving toward the east-southeast near 10 mph (17 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue tonight, followed by a gradual turn toward the northeast and an increase in forward speed. On this track, the small core of Pablo will pass near or over the Azores this weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is anticipated, and Pablo is expected to become an extratropical cyclone in a couple of days to the northeast of the Azores.

Pablo is a very small cyclone and its tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 990 mb (29.24 inches).

Satellite

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Watches and Warnings

There are no coastal tropical cyclone watches or warnings in effect.

Models

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Land Hazards

Since Pablo is embedded within a large extratropical low, which itself is forecast to bring strong winds to the Azores, the portuguese institute for the sea and atmosphere (ipma) has included the effects of this small cyclone in their products. Those products already account for the strong winds and high waves.