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Tropical Storm ALETTA


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TROPICAL STORM ALETTA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   5A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP012006
500 AM PDT SUN MAY 28 2006
 
...ALETTA CONTINUES TO MEANDER OFF THE SOUTH-CENTRAL MEXICAN COAST...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC
COAST OF MEXICO FROM PUNTA MALDONADO WESTWARD TO TECPAN DE GALEANA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE PACIFIC COAST OF MEXICO
FROM EAST OF PUNTA MALDONADO EASTWARD TO PUERTO ESCONDIDO...AND FROM
WEST OF TECPAN DE GALEANA WESTWARD TO ZIHUATANEJO.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 500 AM PDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALETTA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 101.3 WEST OR ABOUT 135
MILES...220 KM...SOUTHWEST OF ACAPULCO MEXICO.
 
ALETTA HAS DRIFTED WESTWARD OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS...AND CONTINUED
ERRATIC MOTION IS LIKELY TODAY.  HOWEVER...A SLOW NORTHWARD OR
NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER THIS
AFTERNOON...AND THE CENTER MAY APPROACH THE COAST OF MEXICO BY SUNDAY
NIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY IF THE NORTHWARD MOTION DEVELOPS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME SLOW STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM..
MAINLY EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
ALTHOUGH RAIN BANDS ASSOCIATED WITH ALETTA HAVE STOPPED MOVING
ONSHORE THE MEXICAN COAST THIS MORNING...ADDITIONAL RAIN BANDS MAY
REDEVELOP LATER TODAY AND PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3
INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.
 
REPEATING THE 500 AM PDT POSITION...15.5 N...101.3 W.  MOVEMENT...
DRIFTING WESTWARD.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH.  MINIMUM
CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 800 AM PDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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