Tropical Storm HANNA
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TROPICAL STORM HANNA DISCUSSION NUMBER 6
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092014
1100 AM EDT MON OCT 27 2014
Deep convection associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression
Nine have persisted and become better organized since yesterday.
In addition, ASCAT data from overnight indicate that the system was
producing 30-35 kt winds to the west of the center, just off of the
coast of Nicaragua. Therefore, advisories have been re-initiated,
with the system being upgraded to Tropical Storm Hanna.
The center of Hanna is very close to the coast of northeastern
Nicaragua. The system is moving west-southwestward, or 250/6 kt,
and should be inland over Nicaragua by this afternoon. A similar
motion should continue for the next 24 hours or so, with the
cyclone dissipating by late Tuesday.
The main hazard associated with Hanna will be very heavy rainfall.
Hanna could produce 10 to 12 inches (250 to 300 mm) of rain, with
isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches (400 mm), across Honduras and
northern Nicaragua. These rains will likely produce flash flooding
and mud slides.
Since Hanna is so close to the coast and about to move inland, this
forecast advisory was sent a couple of hours earlier than usual to
expedite the release of forecast information. An intermediate
advisory will be issued at 2 PM EDT, followed by a full advisory at
5 PM EDT, as scheduled.
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
INIT 27/1500Z 14.5N 83.2W 35 KT 40 MPH
12H 28/0000Z 14.0N 83.9W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
24H 28/1200Z 13.3N 84.8W 25 KT 30 MPH...INLAND