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Hurricane LANE


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HURRICANE LANE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  13A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP132006
500 PM PDT SAT SEP 16 2006
 
...HURRICANE LANE WEAKENING OVER THE MEXICAN STATE OF SINALOA...
...HEAVY RAINFALL...FLOODING...AND MUD SLIDES STILL A THREAT...
 
AT 500 PM PDT...0000Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ADJUSTED THE
HURRICANE WARNING AREA FOR THE PACIFIC COAST OF MEXICO...FROM
MAZATLAN NORTHWARD TO ALTATA.  
 
AT 500 PM PDT...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS DISCONTINUED ALL OTHER
COASTAL WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR THE PACIFIC COAST OF MEXICO.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 500 PM PDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE LANE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 107.2 WEST OR ABOUT
30 MILES...50 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CULIACAN MEXICO...AND ABOUT
110 MILES...180 KM...NORTH-NORTHWEST OF MAZATLAN MEXICO.
 
LANE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH
SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED.  THIS MOTION WILL CONTINUE TO BRING
THE CENTER OF LANE FARTHER INLAND OVER WEST-CENTRAL MEXICO TONIGHT.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 90 MPH...145
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  LANE HAS WEAKENED TO A CATEGORY ONE
HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS LANE MOVES FURTHER INLAND.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115
MILES...185 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 978 MB...28.88 INCHES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF UP TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN
BE EXPECTED IN AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW NEAR THE PATH OF THE CENTER OF
HURRICANE LANE.
 
TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG
THE WEST-CENTRAL COAST OF MEXICO...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF
15 TO 25 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINOUS AREAS OF WEST-CENTRAL
MEXICO.  THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH
FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
 
REPEATING THE 500 PM PDT POSITION...24.7 N...107.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...978 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 800 PM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER ROBERTS/STEWART
 
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