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Tropical Storm LESTER


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TROPICAL STORM LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM PDT WED OCT 13 2004

...LESTER MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD JUST OFFSHORE OF THE COAST OF
MEXICO...
 
AT 2 AM PDT...0900Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED THE
TROPICAL STORM WARNING WESTWARD TO LAZARO CARDENAS.  A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT ALONG THE SOUTHERN COAST OF MEXICO
FROM PUNTA MALDONADO WESTWARD TO LAZARO CARDENAS.
 
AT 2 AM PDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LESTER WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 100.6 WEST OR ABOUT  
45 MILES...75 KM...WEST OF ACAPULCO MEXICO.  THIS IS ALSO ABOUT 80
MILES...130 KM...SOUTHEAST OF ZIHUATANEJO MEXICO.
 
LESTER IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR  8 MPH...13 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS.  THIS MOTION SHOULD KEEP THE CENTER OF LESTER NEAR OR JUST
OFFSHORE OF THE SOUTHERN COAST OF MEXICO.  HOWEVER...ANY CHANGE IN
MOTION TOWARD THE NORTH WOULD BRING THE CENTER ONSHORE.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR  50 MPH... 85
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  ADDITIONAL SLOW STRENGTHENING IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  50 MILES
... 85 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.
 
DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE EXPECTED
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.
 
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...
ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN COAST OF MEXICO.  THESE
RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES IN
MOUNTAINOUS AREAS.
 
REPEATING THE 2 AM PDT POSITION...16.8 N...100.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 AM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 8 AM PDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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