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Tropical Storm Lee
Lat: 31.9N Lon: 49.4W     Winds: 45 mph (39 kts)     Moving: N 2 mph (2 kts)     Pressure: 29.74 in (1007 mb)
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Hurricane Maria (Category 3)
Lat: 25.4N Lon: 72.3W     Winds: 115 mph (100 kts)     Moving: NNW 8 mph (7 kts)     Pressure: 28.11 in (952 mb)
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Invest #98E   (Location: East Pacific)
Lat: 17.6N Lon: 104.6W     Moving: WNW 2 mph (2 kts)     Pressure: 29.71 in (1006 mb)     Track History     Maps: Forecast | Satellite
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Active Systems and Invests What's an invest?What is a Tropical Invest?

A weather system for which a tropical cyclone forecast center (NHC, CPHC, or JTWC) is interested in collecting specialized data sets (e.g., microwave imagery) and/or running model guidance. Once a system has been designated as an invest, data collection and processing is initiated on a number of government and academic web sites, including the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (UW-CIMSS). The designation of a system as an invest does not correspond to any particular likelihood of development of the system into a tropical cyclone; operational products such as the Tropical Weather Outlook or the JTWC/TCFA should be consulted for this purpose.

source: NHC/NOAA

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