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Tropical Storm GERT


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TROPICAL STORM GERT ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 PM CDT SUN JUL 24 2005

...CENTER OF GERT MOVES INLAND JUST SOUTH OF TAMPICO...HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED OVER EASTERN MEXICO...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM PALMA SOLA NORTHWARD
TO LA PESCA.  THIS WARNING WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED ON MONDAY.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 10 PM CDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GERT WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 22.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  98.1 WEST OR ABOUT   20
MILES...  30 KM...SOUTHWEST OF TAMPICO MEXICO.
 
GERT IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...
AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH
SOME SLOWING OF THE FORWARD SPEED.  THIS MOTION SHOULD BRING THE
CENTER OF GERT FARTHER INLAND OVER EASTERN MEXICO TONIGHT.
 
REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE
THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  45 MPH... 75 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS.  WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS
THE CENTER MOVES FARTHER INLAND.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  85 MILES
...140 KM...FROM THE CENTER...MAINLY OVER WATER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.
 
TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP
TO 12 INCHES OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN...ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS EASTERN
MEXICO.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND
MUD SLIDES...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS PREVIOUSLY AFFECTED BY HURRICANE
EMILY.
 
REPEATING THE 10 PM CDT POSITION...22.0 N... 98.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 1 AM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 4 AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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