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Tropical Storm ALMA


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TROPICAL STORM ALMA SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP012008
900 AM PDT THU MAY 29 2008
 
...ALMA STRENGTHEN...HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED...

AT 9 AM PDT...1600 UTC...THE GOVERNMENTS OF NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS
HAVE ISSUED HURRICANE WARNINGS FOR THE PACIFIC COASTS OF THEIR
RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES.  A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE 
WITHIN THE NEXT 12 HOURS.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND
PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
 
AT 9 AM PDT...THE GOVERNMENT OF EL SALVADOR HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE
WATCH FOR THE PACIFIC COAST OF EL SALVADOR.  A HURRICANE WATCH
MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24 HOURS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WEST COAST OF
COSTA RICA AND EL SALVADOR.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 900 AM PDT...1600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALMA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 86.9 WEST OR ABOUT 50
MILES... 80 KM...SOUTHWEST OF MANAGUA NICARAGUA AND ABOUT 210 MILES
...335 KM...SOUTHEAST OF SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR.
 
ALMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY. ON THIS TRACK...THE
CENTER OF ALMA WILL REACH THE COAST OF NICARAGUA TONIGHT AND BE NEAR
THE COASTS OF HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH...100
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  ALMA COULD REACH THE COAST AS A
HURRICANE.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 994 MB...29.35 INCHES.

ALMA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 15
INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA FROM COSTA RICA
NORTHWESTWARD THROUGH PORTIONS OF NICARAGUA...HONDURAS...EL
SALVADOR...AND GUATEMALA.  ISOLATED MAXIMUM STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS OF
20 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF HIGHER TERRAIN.  THESE RAINS MAY
PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES. 
 
REPEATING THE 900 AM PDT POSITION...11.7 N...86.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 1100 AM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 200
PM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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