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Tropical Storm RICK


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TROPICAL STORM RICK ADVISORY NUMBER  25
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP202009
800 AM PDT WED OCT 21 2009
 
...RICK CROSSED THE COAST OF WEST-CENTRAL MEXICO NEAR MAZATLAN...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE MEXICAN MAINLAND
FROM SAN BLAS TO ALTATA. THIS WARNING WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED
LATER TODAY.
 
AT 8 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN
BAJA CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN WESTERN MAINLAND MEXICO SHOULD CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF RICK.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
THE CENTER OF RICK MADE LANDFALL ON THE COAST OF MEXICO NEAR
MAZATLAN AROUND 7 AM PDT...1400 UTC...WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS
OF ABOUT 55 MPH...90 KM/HR WINDS.
 
AT 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM RICK WAS
LOCATED INLAND NEAR LATITUDE 23.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 106.3 WEST OR
ABOUT 15 MILES... 25 KM...NORTH-NORTHEAST OF MAZATLAN MEXICO.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NOW NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  RICK IS FORECAST TO WEAKEN AS IT MOVES INLAND AND WILL
BECOME A REMNANT LOW LATER TODAY. 
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 150 MILES...240 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 990 MB...29.23 INCHES...
BASED ON SURFACE OBSERVATIONS FROM MAZATLAN MEXICO. 
 
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER THE STATES
OF SINALOA AND DURANGO IN WEST-CENTRAL MEXICO...WITH ISOLATED
AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINS COULD PRODUCE LIFE-
THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES. 
 
LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY RICK WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF
THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA COAST AND THE WEST-CENTRAL COAST OF
MEXICO TODAY...CAUSING POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS. THESE
CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE LATER TODAY.

...SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...23.4N 106.3W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHEAST OR 50 DEGREES AT 17 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...990 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 CANGIALOSI/AVILA
 
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