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Tropical Storm ALMA


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TROPICAL STORM ALMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   6A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP012008
1100 PM PDT THU MAY 29 2008
 
...ALMA WEAKENING OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF HONDURAS...
...HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING POTENTIAL CONTINUE...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE PACIFIC COASTS OF
NICARAGUA...HONDURAS...AND EL SALVADOR.  THIS WARNING WILL LIKELY BE
DISCONTINUED ON FRIDAY MORNING.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1100 PM PDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALMA WAS
LOCATED INLAND OVER SOUTHERN HONDURAS NEAR LATITUDE 13.9 NORTH...
LONGITUDE 87.3 WEST OR ABOUT 10 MILES...15 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF
TEGUCIGALPA HONDURAS.
 
ALMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR.  A GRADUAL
TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 36
HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF ALMA OR ITS REMNANT
CIRCULATION WILL BE MOVING OVER WESTERN HONDURAS ON FRIDAY AND COULD
REACH GUATEMALA OR BELIZE LATE FRIDAY OR EARLY SATURDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED AND ARE NOW ESTIMATED TO BE
NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  CONTINUED WEAKENING IS
EXPECTED AS THE STORM MOVES OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL
AMERICA...AND ALMA WILL LIKELY WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION
DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.  THE TROPICAL CYCLONE IS EXPECTED TO
DISSIPATE BY SATURDAY OVER NORTHERN CENTRAL AMERICA.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...
55 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 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 COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD
SLIDES.
 
REPEATING THE 1100 PM PDT POSITION...13.9 N...87.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 200 AM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
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