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Tropical Storm Philippe batters NW Bahamas

Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-29 17:15:51-04

MIAMI (AP) — Rain from Tropical Storm Philippe has eased up in Florida but continues to batter the northwestern Bahamas.

The National Hurricane Center said in its 8 a.m. advisory that the storm's center was located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of Freeport, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph).

Philippe is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of additional rain accumulations over the northern Bahamas and eastern Cuba. The rainfall could cause flash flooding, especially in urban areas and in mountainous areas of Cuba.

Tropical storm watches and warnings were discontinued for Florida on Sunday. The National Weather Service says showers were to end Sunday morning as a cold front moves through South Florida.

 

 

Remnants Of Philippe Advisory Number   9
500 PM EDT Sun Oct 29 2017

...PHILIPPE DISSIPATES OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC...
...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.0N 75.0W
ABOUT 290 MI...470 KM S OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 46 MPH...74 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB...29.27 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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At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the remnants of Philippe were located near
latitude 31.0 North, longitude 75.0 West. The remnants of Philippe
have merged with a frontal system and are moving toward the
north-northeast near 46 mph (74 km/h).

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km)
from the center.  Nearby NOAA buoy 41002 recently reported a
sustained wind of 43 mph (69 km/h) and a gust to 54 mph (87 km/h).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb (29.27 inches)
based on data from NOAA buoy 41002.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.

NEXT ADVISORY
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This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on this system.

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