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Tropical Storm JOHN


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TROPICAL STORM JOHN ADVISORY NUMBER   3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP112006
800 PM PDT MON AUG 28 2006

...JOHN STRENGTHENING SOUTH OF PUERTO ANGEL...TROPICAL STORM WATCHES
ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE MEXICAN COAST...
 
AT 8 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH FROM LAGUNAS DE CHACAHUA TO LAZARO CARDENAS.
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 800 PM PDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOHN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 97.3 WEST OR ABOUT 270
MILES...435 KM...SOUTHEAST OF ACAPULCO MEXICO.
 
JOHN IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH A
GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND JOHN
IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE TOMORROW.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES...85 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED TOTALS OF 8
INCHES...ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE MEXICAN COAST FROM PUERTO ANGEL TO
ACAPULCO AND TECOMAN.  THESE AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING
FLASH FLOODS OVER REGIONS OF MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. 
 
REPEATING THE 800 PM PDT POSITION...13.9 N...97.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 1100 PM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 200
AM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER RHOME/FRANKLIN
 
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