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Tropical Storm BETA


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TROPICAL STORM BETA ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT FRI OCT 28 2005

...CENTER OF BETA NEAR PROVIDENCIA...HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS
LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH...
 
AT 5 PM EDT...THE GOVERNMENT OF NICARAGUA HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE
WARNING FOR THE EASTERN COAST OF NICARAGUA FROM BLUEFIELDS
NORTHWARD TO CABO GRACIAS A DIOS NEAR THE NICARAGUA/HONDURAS
BORDER...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS.  A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN
EFFECT FOR THE ISLAND OF PROVIDENCIA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR
THE CARIBBEAN COAST OF NICARAGUA SOUTH OF BLUEFIELDS TO THE BORDER
WITH COSTA RICA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHEASTERN COAST
OF HONDURAS FROM LIMON EASTWARD TO CABO GRACIAS A DIOS NEAR THE
NICARAGUA/HONDURAS BORDER.
 
A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  PREPARATIONS TO
PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.  A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BETA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 13.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  81.1 WEST OR JUST EAST OF THE
ISLAND OF PROVIDENCIA.  THIS IS ALSO ABOUT   70 MILES... 110 KM...
NORTHEAST OF SAN ANDRES ISLAND AND ABOUT  160 MILES... 260 KM...
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF PUERTO CABEZAS NICARAGUA.
 
BETA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  5 MPH... 7 KM/HR.  A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS
MOTION SHOULD BRING THE CENTER NEAR THE ISLAND OF PROVIDENCIA
DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
 
REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND
BETA COULD BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TONIGHT OR ON SATURDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  40 MILES... 65 KM
FROM THE CENTER.  REPORTS FROM PROVIDENICA RELAYED BY THE
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF COLOMBIA INDICATE THAT TROPICAL STORM
WINDS ARE OCCURRING ON THE ISLAND.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER
IS  990 MB...29.23 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 7 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS
POSSIBLE ON PROVIDENCIA AS THE CENTER OF BETA PASSES NEARBY.  STORM
SURGE FLOODING OF 8 TO 13 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS POSSIBLE
ALONG THE EASTERN COAST OF NICARAGUA NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE
THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL.
 
TROPICAL STORM BETA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL TOTALS OF 10 TO
15 INCHES ACROSS NORTHEASTERN HONDURAS...NICARAGUA... SAN ANDRES
...AND PROVIDENCIA... WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 20 INCHES
POSSIBLE.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...13.3 N... 81.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 990 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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