Formative stage of Grace - October 12-15, 1997

A cluster of thunderstorms in the western Caribbean Sea slowly moved northeastward beginning on October
11th.  The disorganized area moved across Hispaniola and Puerto Rico before a surface low formed by the
14th and moved east-northeast out into the open Atlantic, becoming a tropical storm to the northeast of the
Greater Antilles.  The cyclone was ultimately absorbed by another wave to its northeast.  Below is the rainfall
map for that time frame, constructed from data provided by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville,
North Carolina.

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