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Tropical Storm ERIKA


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TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 8A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 PM CDT SAT AUG 16 2003
 
...ERIKA WEAKENING OVER NORTHEASTERN MEXICO...
 
AT 1 PM CDT...1800Z...ALL COASTAL WARNINGS FOR MEXICO HAVE BEEN
DISCONTINUED. 
 
AT 1 PM CDT...1800Z...THE POORLY DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
ERIKA WAS LOCATED WELL INLAND NEAR LATITUDE 24.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE
98.7 WEST OR ABOUT 95 MILES...155 KM...SOUTHWEST OF MATAMOROS
MEXICO.
 
ERIKA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 17 MPH...28 KM/HR.
THIS GENERAL MOTION WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  THESE WINDS ARE CONFINED TO A SMALL AREA TO THE
SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER. ERIKA IS EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE OVER THE
HIGH TERRAIN OF MEXICO DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR THE PATH OF ERIKA.  THIS COULD CAUSE
FLASH FLOODS...AND MUDSLIDES IN AREAS NEAR ELEVATED TERRAIN.
 
THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF ISOLATED TORNADOES ALONG THE MIDDLE AND
LOWER TEXAS COAST TODAY.
 
REPEATING THE 1 PM CDT POSITION...24.8 N... 98.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 17 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 40 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
4 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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