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Tropical Depression ALMA


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION ALMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   7A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP012008
500 AM PDT FRI MAY 30 2008
 
...ALMA RAPIDLY BECOMING A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE...RAINFALL
THREAT CONTINUES...
 
AT 5 AM PDT...12900 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF NICARAGUA HAS
DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 500 AM PDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ALMA WAS
ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 88.0 WEST OR INLAND
OVER HONDURAS ABOUT 85 MILES...135 KM...NORTHWEST OF TEGUCIGALPA.
 
THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH...
19 KM/HR.  A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF ALMA OR ITS
REMNANT CIRCULATION WILL BE MOVING OVER WESTERN HONDURAS TODAY AND
COULD REACH GUATEMALA OR BELIZE LATE TODAY OR EARLY SATURDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 25 MPH...40 KM/HR...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  THE TROPICAL CYCLONE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A
REMNANT LOW LATER TODAY.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 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 500 AM PDT POSITION...15.0 N...88.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...25
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
800 AM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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