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Tropical Storm ALMA


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TROPICAL STORM ALMA ADVISORY NUMBER   5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP012008
200 PM PDT THU MAY 29 2008
 
...CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALMA MAKING LANDFALL ON THE NORTHERN
PACIFIC COAST OF NICARAGUA...

AT 2 PM PDT...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF EL SALVADOR HAS
DISCONTINUED THE HURRICANE WATCH FOR THE COAST OF EL SALVADOR.
 
AT 2 PM PDT...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENTS OF NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS
HAVE REPLACED THE HURRICANE WARNING WITH A TROPICAL STORM WARNING.
 
AT 2 PM PDT...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF COSTA RICA HAS
DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING SOUTH OF JACO.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE PACIFIC COAST OF
CENTRAL AMERICA FROM JACO COSTA RICA NORTHWESTWARD INCLUDING
NICARAGUA...HONDURAS 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.

THE CENTER OF ALMA MADE LANDFALL AROUND 12 PM PDT...1900Z...ON THE
NORTHERN PACIFIC COAST OF NICARAGUA NEAR THE CITY OF LEON. AT 200
PM PDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALMA WAS LOCATED
ON THE COAST NEAR LATITUDE 12.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 87.0 WEST OR ABOUT
50 MILES... 85 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST OF MANAGUA NICARAGUA AND ABOUT
175 MILES...280 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR.
 
ALMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR. THIS TRACK
SHOULD BRING THE CYCLONE FARTHER INLAND TONIGHT. A GRADUAL TURN TO
THE NORTHWEST IS ANTICIPATED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. A GRADUAL WEAKENING SHOULD BEGIN TONIGHT AS THE CYCLONE MOVES
FARTHER INLAND.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM
MAINLY TO SOUTH AND WEST OF 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...GUATEMALA AND BELIZE.  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 200 PM PDT POSITION...12.4 N...87.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 500 PM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 800
PM PDT. 
 
$$

FORECASTER AVILA/ROBERTS
 
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