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Tropical Storm MATTHEW


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TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL     AL152010
500 PM EDT FRI SEP 24 2010
 
...MATTHEW MOVED INLAND OVER EASTERN NICARAGUA...EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
TORRENTIAL RAINS OVER CENTRAL AMERICA DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.7N 83.7W
ABOUT 40 MI...65 KM WSW OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON NIC/HON BORDER
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...
 
THE GOVERNMENTS OF NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS HAVE DISCONTINUED THE
HURRICANE WATCH FROM PUERTO CABEZAS NICARAGUA TO LIMON HONDURAS.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* PUERTO CABEZAS NICARAGUA NORTHWARD TO THE BORDER WITH
HONDURAS...INCLUDING THE OFFSHORE ISLANDS
* THE COAST OF HONDURAS...INCLUDING THE OFFSHORE ISLANDS
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF BELIZE
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN
12 HOURS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 12 TO 24 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE THE UNITED
STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW WAS
LOCATED INLAND OVER NORTHEASTERN NICARAGUA NEAR LATITUDE 14.7
NORTH...LONGITUDE 83.7 WEST. MATTHEW HAS DECREASED ITS FORWARD
SPEED AND IS NOW MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/HR.
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO
BRINGING THE TROPICAL CYCLONE ACROSS HONDURAS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 45 MPH...75
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING
THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND MATTHEW IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A BROAD AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE BY SUNDAY. 

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...280 KM
TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER. NOAA BUOY 42057 LOCATED ABOUT 200
MILES...320 KM...NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF MATTHEW IS STILL
REPORTING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS. 
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 998 MB...29.47 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND...TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL BE SPREADING WESTWARD MAINLY
OVER THE GULF OF HONDURAS DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.
 
RAINFALL...MATTHEW IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS
OF 6 TO 10 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS...WITH
ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS. THESE RAINS COULD PRODUCE LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODS
AND MUD SLIDES.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 PM EDT.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM EDT.
 
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FORECASTER AVILA
 
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