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Tropical Storm GAMMA


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TROPICAL STORM GAMMA ADVISORY NUMBER  15
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
9 AM CST SAT NOV 19 2005
 
...GAMMA RE-LOCATED SLIGHTLY TO THE SOUTHEAST...MOVING SLOWLY ACROSS
THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN...
 
AT 9 AM CST...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS DISCONTINUED
THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE SOUTHERN COAST OF BELIZE SOUTH
OF BELIZE CITY.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE
COAST OF BELIZE FROM BELIZE CITY NORTHWARD TO THE BELIZE MEXICO
BORDER...AND FOR THE BAY ISLANDS OF HONDURAS.  A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN COAST OF THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA OF MEXICO FROM THE BELIZE-MEXICO BORDER NORTHWARD TO
PUNTA GRUESA.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN COAST OF
THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM NORTH OF PUNTA GRUESA NORTHWARD TO
TULUM.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA SHOULD MONITOR
THE PROGRESS OF GAMMA.
 
AT 9 AM CST...1500Z...THE BROAD CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GAMMA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE  85.9 WEST OR ABOUT 
160 MILES... 255 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BELIZE CITY AND ABOUT
255 MILES... 415 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TULUM MEXICO.
 
GAMMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  5 MPH... 7 KM/HR. 
A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  45 MPH... 75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.
 
TROPICAL STORM GAMMA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS WESTERN CUBA...WITH ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES POSSIBLE.  ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER NORTHERN BELIZE
AND THE EASTERN YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO...WITH ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 8 INCHES POSSIBLE.  RAIN BANDS TRAILING GAMMA
COULD CAUSE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER PORTIONS
OF HONDURAS AND NICARAGUA.
 
REPEATING THE 9 AM CST POSITION...16.8 N... 85.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT NOON CST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 3 PM CST.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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