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Tropical Storm ALMA


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TROPICAL STORM ALMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   4A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP012008
1100 AM PDT THU MAY 29 2008
 
...ALMA VERY NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA ACCOMPANIED BY TORRENTIAL
RAINS...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE PACIFIC COASTS OF NICARAGUA
AND HONDURAS. 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.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH AND A TROPICAL STORM WARNING ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE
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.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1100 AM PDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALMA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 86.9 WEST OR ABOUT 40
MILES...65 KM...WEST OF MANAGUA NICARAGUA AND ABOUT 175 MILES
...280 KM...EAST 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 LATER THIS
AFTERNOON OR EARLY TONIGHT...AND BE NEAR THE COASTS OF HONDURAS AND
EL SALVADOR ON FRIDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  ALMA COULD BECOME A HURRICANE BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES THE
COAST.
 
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 1100 AM PDT POSITION...12.0 N...86.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
200 PM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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