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#798320 (Received by flhurricane at: 1:38 AM 26.Aug.2015)
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TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 5A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015
200 AM AST WED AUG 26 2015

...ERIKA MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD TOWARD THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM AST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...16.0N 55.2W
ABOUT 445 MI...715 KM E OF ANTIGUA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Anguilla
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Montserrat
* Antigua and Barbuda
* St. Kitts and Nevis
* Guadeloupe, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy
* Puerto Rico
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 200 AM AST (0600 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was
located near latitude 16.0 North, longitude 55.2 West. Erika is
moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h), and a west to
west-northwestward motion at a slightly slower forward speed is
expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center
of Erika will be near the Leeward Islands tonight and early
Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
No significant change in strength is forecast during the next 48
hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km)
to the north and east of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning
area by late today, and tropical storm conditions are possible
within the watch area by tonight or early Thursday.

RAINFALL: Erika is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
2 to 4 inches over many of the Leeward Islands through Thursday.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Brennan