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Tropical Storm MARCO


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TROPICAL STORM MARCO ADVISORY NUMBER   3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL132008
1000 PM CDT MON OCT 06 2008

...MARCO MOVING STEADILY TOWARD THE EAST COAST OF MEXICO...
 
A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT 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.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS 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.
 
AT 1000 PM CDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARCO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 95.4 WEST OR ABOUT 65
MILES...105 KM...NORTHEAST OF VERACRUZ MEXICO AND ABOUT 155 MILES...
245 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF TUXPAN MEXICO.
 
MARCO IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH...11 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 EARLY TUESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...
AND MARCO COULD APPROACH HURRICANE STRENGTH AS IT NEARS THE COAST.
 
MARCO REMAINS A SMALL TROPICAL CYCLONE. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
ONLY EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES...45 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 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 AND
CENTRAL MEXICAN STATES OF NORTHERN VERACRUZ...NORTHERN PUEBLA...
HILDALGO...AND SAN LUIS POTOSI.
 
REPEATING THE 1000 PM CDT POSITION...19.8 N...95.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 100 AM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 400
AM CDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER STEWART
 
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