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National Hurricane Center Outlook
983 ABNT20 KNHC 071151 TWOAT SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 655 AM EST SAT DEC 7 2013 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... SHOWER ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A NON-TROPICAL AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTH OF THE CENTRAL AZORES HAS DIMINISHED. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS HAVE BECOME UNFAVORABLE...AND DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM INTO A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE IS NOT EXPECTED. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...NEAR 0 PERCENT... OF BECOMING A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS...AND A LOW CHANCE...NEAR 0 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS. THIS IS THE LAST SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ON THIS SYSTEM. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY METEO FRANCE. && HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY METEO FRANCE CAN BE FOUND UNDER WMO HEADER FQNT50 LFPW. FIVE-DAY FORMATION PROBABILITIES ARE EXPERIMENTAL IN 2013. COMMENTS ON THE EXPERIMENTAL FORECASTS CAN BE PROVIDED AT... HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=ETWO $$ FORECASTER BEVEN
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