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Tropical Storm JOSE


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TROPICAL STORM JOSE ADVISORY NUMBER   5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2005

...JOSE WEAKENING OVER EASTERN MEXICO...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF COAST OF
MEXICO FROM VERACRUZ NORTHWARD TO CABO ROJO.  THIS WARNING SHOULD BE
DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOSE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE  97.1 WEST OR ABOUT  
70 MILES... 115 KM...NORTHWEST OF VERACRUZ MEXICO AND ABOUT
85 MILES... 135 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TUXPAN MEXICO.
 
JOSE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR  9 MPH...15 KM/HR...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS
TRACK...THE CENTER OF JOSE SHOULD MOVE FARTHER INLAND INTO
THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN MEXICO TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR  40 MPH... 65
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE AS
THE CENTER OF JOSE MOVES FATHER INLAND...AND THE SYSTEM WILL LIKELY
BE DOWNGRADED TO A DEPRESSION LATER TODAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  45 MILES
... 75 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1004 MB...29.65 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 4 AM CDT POSITION...19.8 N... 97.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR  9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 7 AM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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