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Tropical Storm JIMENA


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TROPICAL STORM JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  24
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP132009
800 AM PDT THU SEP 03 2009

...JIMENA MOVING SLOWLY NEAR CENTRAL BAJA CALIFORNIA...DUMPING HEAVY
RAINS...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE BAJA CALIFORNIA
PENINSULA NORTH OF PUERTO SAN ANDRESITO TO SAN JOSE DE LAS PALOMAS
ON THE WEST COAST...AND NORTH OF LORETO TO CALAMAJUE ON THE EAST
COAST.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN
MAINLAND MEXICO FROM HUATABAMPITO NORTHWARD TO PUERTO LIBERTAD.  A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 24 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED
STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JIMENA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 112.6 WEST OR ABOUT 45
MILES... 75 KM...NORTH-NORTHWEST OF SANTA ROSALIA MEXICO.
 
JIMENA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/HR.  A
DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED AND A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE
NORTHWEST...WEST THEN SOUTHWEST IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK JIMENA WILL BE MOVING NEAR OR OVER THE
CENTRAL BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA THROUGH SATURDAY.  

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS
AND JIMENA IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION LATER TODAY
OR EARLY TOMORROW.  
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1001 MB...29.56 INCHES.
 
JIMENA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO
5 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN MEXICO AND 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER THE
CENTRAL PORTION OF THE BAJA PENINSULA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.
ISOLATED MAXIMUM STORM-TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN
ASSOCIATION WITH JIMENA. THESE RAINS COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING
FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
 
HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDE LEVELS WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING
WAVES ALONG PORTIONS OF THE COAST OF THE CENTRAL BAJA PENINSULA AND
NORTHWESTERN MAINLAND MEXICO WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE DURING THE NEXT
DAY OR TWO.
 
...SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...27.9N 112.6W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTH-NORTHWEST OR 330 DEGREES AT 5 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 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 BLAKE
 
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