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Tropical Storm Fernand Intermediate Advisory Number 6A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL072019
100 PM CDT Wed Sep 04 2019

...FERNAND MOVING INLAND OVER NORTHEASTERN MEXICO...
...LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF
NORTHEASTERN MEXICO...


SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...24.3N 97.9W
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM N OF LA PESCA MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Puerto Altamira to the Mouth of the Rio Grande River

Interests along the lower Texas coast should monitor the progress of
this system.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 100 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fernand was
located near latitude 24.3 North, longitude 97.9 West. Fernand is
moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). A motion
toward the west or west-northwest is expected today, and the center
of Fernand will move farther inland over northeastern Mexico
through tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher
gusts. Weakening is expected as Fernand move farther inland, and
the system is forecast to dissipate over northeastern Mexico tonight
or Thursday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL: Fernand is expected to produce the following rainfall
totals through Friday:

Northeast Mexico: Tamaulipas and Central/Southern Nuevo Leon: 6 to
12 inches with isolated 18 inches, highest along the immediate Gulf
Coast and in the Sierra Madre Oriental.  This rainfall may cause
life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Northern Nuevo Leon and Southern Coahuila: 3 to 6 inches.

South Texas and the Lower Texas Coast: 2 to 4 inches, isolated 6
inches.

WIND:  Tropical storm conditions will continue within portions of
the warning area through this afternoon.  Squalls with gusts to
tropical storm force are likely north of the warning area along
portions of the lower Texas coast.

TORNADOES: A tornado or two are possible across far South Texas
through this evening.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.

$$
Forecaster Brown

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