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Tropical Storm GAMMA


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TROPICAL STORM GAMMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  15A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
NOON CST SAT NOV 19 2005
 
...DISORGANIZED GAMMA AGAIN RE-LOCATED TO THE SOUTHEAST BY
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT...
 
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 NOON CST...1800Z...THE BROAD CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GAMMA WAS
RE-LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE  85.2 WEST OR ABOUT
220 MILES... 335 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BELIZE CITY AND ABOUT
315 MILES... 505 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TULUM MEXICO.
 
GAMMA IS DRIFTING NORTHWARD.  A NORTHWARD MOTION WITH A GRADUAL
INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT
INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  45 MPH...
75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THAT GAMMA
HAS BECOME LESS ORGANIZED DURING THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS...AND ONLY
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.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE JUST REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER
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 NOON CST POSITION...16.2 N... 85.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...DRIFTING NORTHWARD.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 3 PM CST.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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