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Sebastien - 1995
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Tropical Storm Sebastien

A tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa into the eastern Atlantic Ocean on October 13, and moved westward through the tropical Atlantic with little development through October 19. Thunderstorms and deep convection began to become more organized on October 20, and it formed the twentieth tropical depression of the season at this time, when located about 350 miles east of Barbados. The depression moved quickly to the north-northwest and strengthened into Tropical Storm Sebastien later that day. For the next two days, Sebasten was caught on the eastern edge the circulation associated with a large low pressure system over Puerto Rico. This forced the storm north, and prevented any major strengthening of the storm. It reached its peak intensity late on October 22, with winds of 65 mph, while located about 350 miles NE of the Leeward Islands. The movement of Sebastien became southwest on October 23, and the storm began to drift in that direction as it weakened quickly. The storm weakened to a depression by the evening of the 23rd, and then pushed into the northern Lesser Antilles. The weak depression dissipated near the Virgin Islands about 24 hours later on October 24. No damages or casualties were reported caused by Sebastien, having had little effect on the area.