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Joyce Moving Eastward With No Change in Strength

Tropical Storm

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Tropical Storm

955 miles WSW of The Azores

Wind

Pressure

50 mph

29.44

Heading

Coordinates

E at 8 mph

42.2W, 31.9N

Discussion

At 500 a.m. AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Joyce was located near latitude 31.9 north, longitude 42.2 west. Joyce is moving toward the east near 8 mph (13 km/h). A faster east-northeast to northeast motion is expected during the next day or two. A turn back to the east or east-southeast is forecast on Monday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible today, but gradual weakening is forecast to begin tonight or Sunday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).

Satellite

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Watches and Warnings

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Models

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Land Hazards

None