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#931866 (Received by flhurricane at: 4:53 AM 07.Jul.2018)
TCPAT3

BULLETIN
Tropical Depression Three Advisory Number 3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032018
500 AM EDT Sat Jul 07 2018

...DISORGANIZED DEPRESSION SLOWING DOWN OFF THE COAST OF THE
CAROLINAS...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...33.2N 74.6W
ABOUT 145 MI...235 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1015 MB...29.98 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests along the coast of North Carolina should monitor the
progress of this system.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Three
was located near latitude 33.2 North, longitude 74.6 West. The
depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 5 mph (7
km/h). The depression is expected to meander off the coasts of the
Carolinas for the next several days. By Tuesday, a faster
northeastward motion is expected to begin.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days,
and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Sunday.
An Air Force reconnaissance plane is scheduled to investigate the
cyclone later today.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1015 mb (29.98 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF: Swells generated by the depression are expected to increase
and affect portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the
mid-Atlantic states this weekend. These swells could cause
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult
products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM EDT.

$$
Forecaster Zelinsky