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Tropical Storm JOSE


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TROPICAL STORM JOSE ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 PM CDT MON AUG 22 2005
 
...SMALL TROPICAL STORM JOSE NEARING THE GULF COAST OF MEXICO...
...HEAVY RAINS AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ALREADY ONSHORE...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF COAST OF
MEXICO FROM VERACRUZ NORTHWARD TO CABO ROJO.
 
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 JOSE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 19.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 96.2 WEST OR ABOUT 40
MILES... 65 KM... NORTH OF VERACRUZ MEXICO AND ABOUT 115 MILES...
185 KM...SOUTHEAST OF TUXPAN MEXICO.
 
JOSE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR  8 MPH... 13 KM/HR... AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 
ON THIS TRACK... THE CENTER OF JOSE IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE COAST
OF MEXICO WITHIN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  50 MPH... 85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED PRIOR TO LANDFALL.  
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  45 MILES... 75 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1001 MB...29.56 INCHES.

RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS OF UP TO 10 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...CAN BE
EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH JOSE.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
 
REPEATING THE 10 PM CDT POSITION...19.8 N... 96.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 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 KNABB
 
 
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