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Tropical Storm BETA


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HURRICANE BETA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   9A...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM EDT SAT OCT 29 2005

CORRECTED TO INCLUDE EXTENT OF HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS
 
...SLOW-MOVING BETA REACHES HURRICANE STRENGTH...
...CONTINUES TO LASH THE ISLAND OF PROVIDENCIA WITH DAMAGING WINDS
   AND TORRENTIAL RAINFALL...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS 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 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 HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTEASTERN COAST OF HONDURAS
FROM PUNTA PATUCA TO CABO GRACIAS A DIOS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH
REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF HONDURAS FROM LIMON
EASTWARD TO WEST OF PUNTA PATUCA.
 
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
HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN
THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.  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 2 AM EDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BETA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 13.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE  81.5 WEST... OR JUST NORTHWEST
OF THE ISLAND OF PROVIDENCIA. THIS IS ALSO ABOUT 150 MILES... 240
KM... SOUTHEAST OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON THE NICARAGUA/HONDURAS
BORDER AND ABOUT 130 MILES... 210 KM...EAST OF PUERTO CABEZAS
NICARAGUA.
 
BETA IS MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 4 MPH ... 6 KM/HR. 
A CONTINUED SLOW MOTION TO THE NORTHWEST OR WEST-NORTHWEST IS
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/HR...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  THIS MAKES BETA A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 15 MILES... 25 KM FROM
THE CENTER. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 40
MILES... 65 KM FROM THE CENTER. PROVIDENCIA ISLAND HAS BEEN
EXPERIENCING WINDS TO NEAR HURRICANE FORCE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL
HOURS. REPORTS FROM THE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF COLOMBIA INDICATE
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO HOMES HAS OCCURRED ON THE ISLAND... AND ALL
COMMUNICATIONS TO PROVIDENCIA HAVE BEEN LOST.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  987 MB...29.15 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 7 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS
STILL POSSIBLE ON PROVIDENCIA WHILE THE CENTER OF BETA IS 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.
 
HURRICANE BETA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINFALLS WITH
TOTALS OF 10 TO 15 INCHES ACROSS NORTHEASTERN HONDURAS...NICARAGUA
...SAN ANDRES...AND PROVIDENCIA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF
20 INCHES POSSIBLE.
 
REPEATING THE 2 AM EDT POSITION...13.6 N... 81.5 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD
...NORTHWEST NEAR 4 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 5 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART

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