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Tropical Storm DOUGLAS


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TROPICAL STORM DOUGLAS ADVISORY NUMBER   3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP042008
800 AM PDT WED JUL 02 2008

...DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM DOUGLAS... 

INTERESTS IN THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA SHOULD MONITOR
THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
 
AT 800 AM PDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DOUGLAS WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 107.8 WEST OR ABOUT 245
MILES...395 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO AND ABOUT 380
MILES...610 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
DOUGLAS IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR.  A
GENERAL NORTHWESTWARD MOTION WITH SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
TO 36 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1004 MB...29.65 INCHES.
 
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS ASSOCIATED WITH DOUGLAS COULD AFFECT PORTIONS OF
THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO BETWEEN LAZARO CARDENAS AND PUERTO
VALLARTA TODAY.
  
REPEATING THE 800 AM PDT POSITION...17.8 N...107.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
200 PM PDT.
 
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FORECASTER BROWN
 
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