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Tropical Storm LESTER


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TROPICAL STORM LESTER INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM PDT WED OCT 13 2004
 
...POORLY-ORGANIZED LESTER WEAKENING NEAR THE COAST OF MEXICO...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE SOUTHERN COAST
OF MEXICO FROM PUNTA MALDONADO WESTWARD TO LAZARO CARDENAS.  THIS
WARNING MAY BE DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.
 
AT 11 AM PDT...1800Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
LESTER WAS ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 100.5
WEST OR ABOUT 25 MILES... 40 KM... WEST OF ACAPULCO MEXICO.
 
LESTER IS NEARLY STATIONARY AND LITTLE OVERALL MOTION IS LIKELY
TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 40 MPH... 65
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS...IN A FEW SQUALLS.  SATELLITE IMAGES
INDICATE THAT LESTER HAS BECOME DISORGANIZED...AND MAY BE
DISSIPATING.  AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE IS EN ROUTE TO
INVESTIGATE THE SYSTEM.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  50 MILES... 85 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1004 MB...29.62 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 11 AM PDT POSITION...16.8 N...100.5 W. MOVEMENT
...STATIONARY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 40 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE...1004 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
2 PM PDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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