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Tropical Storm PALOMA


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TROPICAL STORM PALOMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   4A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL172008
100 PM EST THU NOV 06 2008
 
...INTENSIFYING PALOMA TURNS TOWARD THE NORTH...
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS. A
HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN
THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM PUERTO CABEZAS
NICARAGUA NORTHWARD TO LIMON HONDURAS.  THIS WATCH COULD BE
DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.
 
INTERESTS IN CUBA AND JAMAICA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF PALOMA.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 100 PM EST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM PALOMA WAS
LOCATED BY AIRCRAFT RECONNAISSANCE NEAR LATITUDE 15.9
NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.9 WEST OR ABOUT 105 MILES...165 KM...NORTHEAST
OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON THE NICARAGUA/HONDURAS BORDER AND ABOUT
235 MILES...380 KM...SOUTH OF GRAND CAYMAN.
 
PALOMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR. THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TODAY WITH A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE
NORTHEAST FORECAST LATE ON FRIDAY OR ON SATURDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 60 MPH...75
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  STEADY STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...AND PALOMA COULD BECOME A HURRICANE
TONIGHT OR TOMORROW.
 
STEPPED FREQUENCY MICROWAVE RADIOMETER DATA INDICATE THAT TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...90 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE RECENTLY REPORTED A
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.
 
PALOMA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF
2 TO 4 INCHES OVER EASTERN HONDURAS AND NORTHEASTERN NICARAGUA.
OVER THE CAYMAN ISLANDS...4 TO 8 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED WITH
ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE.
 
REPEATING THE 100 PM EST POSITION...15.9 N...81.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
400 PM EST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE/PASCH
 
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