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Tropical Depression THREE


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TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE ADVISORY NUMBER   1
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM CDT SUN JUL 03 2005

...THIRD DEPRESSION OF THE ATLANTIC SEASON FORMS IN THE NORTHWEST
CARIBBEAN SEA...

INTERESTS IN THE NORTHWEST CARIBBEAN SEA...THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA...AND THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND SURFACE
OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT A TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS FORMED JUST TO
THE EAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA.

AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 87.1 WEST OR ABOUT 80
MILES... 125 KM... EAST OF CHETUMAL MEXICO AND ABOUT 145 MILES...
235 KM...SOUTH OF COZUMEL MEXICO.
 
THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR  8 MPH
...13 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION WILL
BE MOVING OVER THE YUCATAN PENINSULA TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  35 MPH... 55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST THROUGH EARLY
MONDAY...WHILE THE SYSTEM MOVES OVER LAND.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1009 MB...29.80 INCHES.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHERN
YUCATAN PENINSULA AND EXTREME WESTERN CUBA.
  
REPEATING THE 4 PM CDT POSITION...18.4 N... 87.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 35 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
10 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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