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Hurricane BETA


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HURRICANE BETA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  13A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 AM EST SUN OCT 30 2005
 
...HURRICANE BETA CLOSE TO CATEGORY THREE STRENGTH AS THE EYE NEARS
THE COAST OF NICARAGUA...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CARIBBEAN COAST OF
NICARAGUA FROM BLUEFIELDS NORTHWARD TO CABO GRACIAS A DIOS NEAR THE
NICARAGUA/HONDURAS BORDER...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS.  A HURRICANE
WARNING ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF
HONDURAS FROM PUNTA PATUCA TO CABO GRACIAS A DIOS.
 
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 WEST OF PUNTA PATUCA...INCLUDING
LA CEIBA.
 
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 ALREADY HAVE BEEN 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 1 AM EST...0600Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BETA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 13.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 83.2 WEST OR ABOUT 120 MILES...190
KM...SOUTH OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON THE NICARAGUA/HONDURAS BORDER
AND ABOUT 55 MILES...85 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PUERTO CABEZAS
NICARAGUA.
 
BETA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK...THE CORE OF BETA IS EXPECTED TO MAKE
LANDFALL ON THE EAST COAST OF NICARAGUA WITHIN THE NEXT FEW HOURS. 
RAINBANDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HURRICANE ARE ALREADY IMPACTING MANY
PORTIONS OF EASTERN NICARAGUA.
 
SATELLITE DATA SUGGEST THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE
INCREASED TO NEAR 110 MPH...175 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  BETA IS
A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  THERE IS
A CHANCE IT COULD BECOME A CATEGORY THREE MAJOR HURRICANE BEFORE
LANDFALL.
 
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  965 MB...28.50 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 12 TO 17 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 RAINFALL WITH
TOTALS OF 10 TO 15 INCHES ACROSS EASTERN HONDURAS AND NICARAGUA.
ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE FORECAST FOR SAN ANDRES AND
PROVIDENCIA WHERE ISOLATED STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS COULD APPROACH 25
INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 1 AM EST POSITION...13.3 N... 83.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 965 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
4 AM EST.
 
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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