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Potential Tropical Cyclone Two Intermediate Advisory Number 14A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022022
200 AM EDT Fri Jul 01 2022
...DISTURBANCE EXPECTED TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING AND MUDSLIDES
ACROSS PORTIONS OF NICARAGUA AND COSTA RICA...
SUMMARY OF 200 AM EDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 365 MI...590 KM E OF BLUEFIELDS NICARAGUA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 265 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Nicaragua/Costa Rica border to Laguna de Perlas Nicaragua
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* San Andres Colombia
* Limon Costa Rica northward to Sandy Bay Sirpi Nicaragua
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Cabo Blanco Costa Rica northward to Puerto Sandino Nicaragua
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area, in this case within 24 hours.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere along both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of
Nicaragua and Costa Rica should monitor the progress of this
system. A Tropical Storm Warning may be necessary for portions of
the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua later today.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products
issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 200 AM EDT (0600 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude
11.6 North, longitude 78.4 West. The system is moving toward the
west near 20 mph (31 km/h), and a continued westward motion with a
decrease in forward speed is expected through Saturday. On the
forecast track, the system will move across the southwestern
Caribbean Sea today, cross southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica
tonight, and emerge over the eastern Pacific Ocean on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher
gusts. Strengthening is forecast today while the system approaches
Central America. Weakening is expected while the system crosses
Central America, but restrengthening is forecast on Saturday once it
moves over the Pacific Ocean.
Conditions appear conducive for development, and the disturbance is
expected become a tropical storm today while slowing down over the
southwestern Caribbean Sea.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)
to the north of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Potential Tropical Cyclone Two can be found in the
Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO
header WTNT42 KNHC.
RAINFALL: The Potential Tropical Cyclone is expected to produce
heavy rain across Nicaragua and Costa Rica beginning later today.
The following storm total rainfall amounts are expected:
Nicaragua and Costa Rica: 4 to 8 inches, with isolated higher totals
around 12 inches. This rainfall is expected to result in areas of
life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides.
WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch
area in Nicaragua this evening or tonight. Tropical storm
conditions are expected over San Andres Island today. Tropical
storm conditions are expected within the Tropical Storm Warning
areas in Nicaragua and Costa Rica by this evening. Tropical storm
conditions are possible within the Tropical Storm Watch areas along
the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Saturday.
STORM SURGE: Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 1
to 3 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast of
Nicaragua near and to the north of where the center makes landfall.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.