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July 12, 2005

Tropical Storm Emily strengthening - updated

Conditions are becoming more favorable for the development of Tropical Storm Emily as she crosses the western Atlantic Ocean. Maximum sustained winds are now up to 50 mph and the central pressure is down to 1000 mb. The outflow pattern is starting to look a lot more healthy and convection is much more focused around the center of circulation. Tropical Storm Emily could easily becomes a hurricane before reaching the Caribbean.

UPDATE: Hurricane Watches have been posted for Barbados, Grenades, the Grenadines, St. Vincent, and St. Lucia. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Tobago. See the graphic below for a map of the advisories. Currently Emily is cruising west at 20 mph. This is a very fast pace for a tropical system in this area.
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