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Hurricane BETA


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HURRICANE BETA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  15A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 PM EST SUN OCT 30 2005
 
...BETA SPREADING RAINS OVER NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS...
 
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.  THESE WARNINGS WILL
LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED THIS AFTERNOON.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1 PM EST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BETA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 12.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE 84.0 WEST OR INLAND ABOUT 50
MILES... 80 KM... NORTH OF BLUEFIELDS NICARAGUA.
 
BETA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-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 TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS CONTINUE TO DECREASE AND ARE NOW ESTIMATED
NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. BETA IS A CATEGORY ONE
HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. BETA IS EXPECTED WEAKEN TO A
TROPICAL STORM THIS AFTERNOON...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  990 MB...29.23 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE THIS AFTERNOON.
 
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 1 PM EST POSITION...12.7 N... 84.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR  7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 75 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 990 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 4 PM EST.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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