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TROPICAL STORM EARL ADVISORY NUMBER 3
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052016
1100 PM EDT TUE AUG 02 2016
...EARL EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BEFORE LANDFALL...
...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF THE EAST COAST OF THE
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 350 MI...565 KM ESE OF BELIZE CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.42 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Belize has changed the Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch to a Hurricane Warning from Belize City southward
to the Belize/Guatemala border. The government of Mexico has
changed the Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch to a
Hurricane Warning north of Belize City to Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
*Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, southward to the Belize/Guatemala
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Cabo Gracias a Dios westward to the Honduras/Guatemala border
including the Bay Islands of Honduras.
* North of Puerto Costa Maya to Punta Allen, Mexico.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Earl was
located near latitude 16.4 North, longitude 83.0 West. Earl is
moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h) and this general motion
with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next 48
hours. On the forecast track, the core of Earl is expected to pass
just north of the Honduras Bay Islands Wednesday afternoon, and then
be very near the Belize coast early Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Strengthening is forecast, and Earl is likely to become a hurricane
before it makes landfall.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb (29.42 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the
coast of Honduras by late tonight or early Wednesday, making outside
preparations difficult or dangerous, and will reach Mexico within
the hurricane and tropical storm warning area by Wednesday night or
early Thursday. Hurricane conditions are expected to begin in
portions of the hurricane warning area in Belize and Mexico
Wednesday night or early Thursday.
RAINFALL: Earl is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 8
to 12 inches over portions of Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and the
Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, with possible isolated maximum amounts
of 16 inches in Mexico and Belize. These rains could result in
life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.
STORM SURGE: A storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 3
to 5 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast of
Belize and the eastern Yucatan peninsula to the north of where the
center makes landfall. Near the coast, the surge will be
accompanied by large and damaging waves.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.