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Tropical Storm GAMMA


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TROPICAL DEPRESSION GAMMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  18A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
7 AM EST SUN NOV 20 2005
 
...DISORGANIZED GAMMA WEAKENS INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AS IT
   MEANDERS OFF THE NORTHERN COAST OF HONDURAS...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE BAY ISLANDS OF HONDURAS WILL LIKELY
BE DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA SHOULD MONITOR
THE PROGRESS OF GAMMA.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 7 AM EST...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION GAMMA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE 85.1 WEST OR ABOUT 75
MILES...120 KM... NORTH-NORTHEAST OF LIMON HONDURAS AND ABOUT 215
MILES...345 KM... EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BELIZE CITY.
 
GAMMA HAS BEEN NEARLY STATIONARY...BUT A SLOW DRIFT TOWARD THE NORTH
OR NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. HOWEVER... SOME
ERRATIC MOTION WILL BE POSSIBLE SINCE STEERING CURRENTS ARE
FORECAST TO REMAIN WEAK.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  35 MPH... 55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 
24 HOURS.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.
 
TROPICAL DEPRESSION GAMMA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF CUBA AND
OVER THE CAYMAN ISLANDS.  RAIN BANDS SOUTH OF GAMMA COULD CAUSE
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF HONDURAS
AND NICARAGUA.
 
REPEATING THE 7 AM EST POSITION...16.7 N... 85.1 W.  MOVEMENT
NEARLY STATIONARY.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 35 MPH.  MINIMUM
CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 10 AM EST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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