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Tropical Storm MARCO


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TROPICAL STORM MARCO ADVISORY NUMBER   2...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL132008
400 PM CDT MON OCT 06 2008

CORRECTED DEPRESSION WORDING IN RAINFALL PARAGRAPH

...BAY OF CAMPECHE DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO A TROPICAL STORM...

AT 4 PM CDT...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
HURRICANE WATCH FOR THE GULF COAST OF MEXICO FROM CABO ROJO
SOUTHWARD TO VERACRUZ.  A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

AT 4 PM CDT...2100 UTC...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN
EXTENDED NORTHWARD TO CABO ROJO.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW
IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF COAST OF MEXICO FROM CABO ROJO SOUTHWARD TO
PUNTA EL LAGARTO.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT
TROPICAL DEPRESSION THIRTEEN HAS STRENGTHENED...AND IS NOW A
TROPICAL STORM.
 
AT 400 PM CDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARCO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 94.7 WEST OR ABOUT 100
MILES...160 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF VERACRUZ MEXICO.

MARCO IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT DAY OR
SO.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER WILL BE NEAR THE COAST OF
MEXICO WITHIN THE WARNING AREA LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH...100
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND MARCO COULD APPROACH HURRICANE STRENGTH AS
IT NEARS THE COAST.

MARCO IS A SMALL TROPICAL CYCLONE.  TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES...45 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER
AIRCRAFT WAS 998 MB...29.47 INCHES.

MARCO IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
WITH MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
MEXICAN STATES OF VERACRUZ...NORTHERN OAXACA...AND TABASCO.

REPEATING THE 400 PM CDT POSITION...19.5 N...94.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 700 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1000
PM CDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER RHOME/PASCH
 
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