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189 ABNT20 KNHC 061153 TWOAT SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 655 AM EST FRI DEC 6 2013 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... SHOWER ACTIVITY IS PRIMARLY LOCATED TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF A NON-TROPICAL AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED ABOUT 250 MILES SOUTH OF THE AZORES. WHILE THIS LOW IS PRODUCING GALE-FORCE WINDS...STRONG UPPER-LEVEL WINDS AND COOLER WATERS SHOULD LIMIT SUBTROPICAL DEVELOPMENT AS THE LOW WEAKENS AND MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWARD DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS...AND A LOW CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY METEO FRANCE. ANOTHER SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK ON THIS SYSTEM WILL BE ISSUED BY 7 AM EST ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 7...OR SOONER...IF NECESSARY. && 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 BRENNAN
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