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Short-Lived, Tiny Tropical System Sputters Near Bahamas

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After a week-long break in the Atlantic hurricane season, a very small system became organized on Thursday afternoon, and Tropical Storm Patty formed.  At 11 PM on Thursday night, Patty's maximum winds strengthened to 45 mph over a very small area.  The small tropical storm never moved much, as it circulated, nearly stationary, just east of the Bahamas.  Patty decreased in intensity this Friday afternoon, and became a Tropical Depression once again.

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