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Hurricane BETA


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HURRICANE BETA ADVISORY NUMBER  15
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 AM EST SUN OCT 30 2005
 
...BETA MOVING INLAND AND WEAKENING...BUT RAINFALL THREAT
CONTINUES...

AT 10 AM EST...1500Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF HONDURAS HAS DISCONTINUED
ALL COASTAL WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR HONDURAS.
 
AT 10 AM EST...THE GOVERNMENT OF NICARAGUA HAS DISCONTINUED THE
HURRICANE WATCH SOUTH OF BLUEFIELDS.
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN COAST OF
NICARAGUA FROM BLUEFIELDS NORTHWARD TO CABO GRACIAS A DIOS NEAR THE
NICARAGUA/HONDURAS BORDER...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS. A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN COAST OF NICARAGUA SOUTH OF
BLUEFIELDS TO THE BORDER WITH COSTA RICA.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 10 AM EST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BETA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 12.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE 83.8 WEST OR INLAND ABOUT 50
MILES... 80 KM... NORTH OF BLUEFIELDS NICARAGUA.
 
BETA IS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH ...11 KM/HR.  A
GENERALLY WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS...AND THIS TRACK WILL TAKE THE CENTER FARTHER INLAND OVER
NICARAGUA. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED AND ARE NOW NEAR 90 MPH...150
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  BETA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  BETA IS EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY WEAKEN DURING
THE DAY TODAY...AND THE CIRCULATION IS EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE OVER
NICARAGUA BY TOMORROW.  
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  15 MILES... 30 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO  60 MILES... 95 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  980 MB...28.94 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING WILL BE SUBSIDING LATER TODAY.

HURRICANE BETA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 10
TO 15 INCHES ACROSS NICARAGUA AND EASTERN HONDURAS... WITH ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 25 INCHES POSSIBLE.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.  ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2
INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE IN SAN ANDRES AND
PROVIDENCIA...WHERE ISOLATED STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 25 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE.
 
REPEATING THE 10 AM EST POSITION...12.7 N... 83.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...SOUTHWEST NEAR  7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 90 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 980 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 1 PM EST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 4 PM EST.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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