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Tropical Depression Sixteen Advisory Number 3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162017
1100 PM EDT Wed Oct 04 2017
...DEPRESSION HEADING TOWARD THE NICARAGUA COAST...
...FLOODING RAINS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA...
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 70 MI...115 KM WNW OF SAN ANDRES ISLAND
ABOUT 95 MI...155 KM SSE OF PUERTO CABEZAS NICARAGUA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch from Punta
Herrero to Cabo Catoche.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Sandy Bay Sirpi Nicaragua to Punta Castilla Honduras
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Punta Herrero to Cabo Catoche Mexico
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours
before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
Interests elsewhere in Honduras, the Bay Islands, western Cuba and
the Yucatan Peninsula should monitor the progress of the
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 Depression Sixteen
was located near latitude 12.8 North, longitude 82.7 West. The
depression is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h), and
this motion is expected to continue through early Thursday. A
north-northwestward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast to
begin on Thursday and continue through late Friday. On the
forecast track, the center of the depression should move across
northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras on Thursday and then
over the northwestern Caribbean Sea Thursday night and Friday. The
center is expected to approach the coast of the Yucatan peninsula
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
The depression is forecast to strengthen to a tropical storm before
it moves inland over northeastern Nicaragua tomorrow. Additional
strengthening is likely over the northwestern Caribbean Sea
Thursday night and Friday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: The depression is expected to produce the following rain
accumulations through Friday night:
Nicaragua...15 to 20 inches, isolated 30 inches
Costa Rica and Panama...5 to 10 inches, isolated 20 inches
Honduras...2 to 5 inches, isolated 8 inches
Heavy rainfall will occur over a wide area, including locations well
away from the center along the Pacific coast of Central America.
This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash floods and
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to start in the
warning area in Nicaragua early on Thursday, and spread into
Honduras late Thursday. Tropical storm and hurricane conditions are
possible within the watch area in Mexico beginning late Friday.
SURF: Swells generated by the cyclone are affecting portions of
the coast of Nicaragua, and will begin to affect other land areas
around the northwestern Caribbean later this week. These swells are
likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Please consult products from your local weather office.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.