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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
500 AM PDT Tue Aug 15 2023
For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane
Fernanda, located several hundred miles west-southwest of the
southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.
1. Off the Coast of Southern and Southwestern Mexico (EP90):
A broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is
producing widespread showers and thunderstorms off the southern
coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Environmental
conditions appear conducive for development, and a tropical
depression is expected to form within the next two days or so, while
the system moves west-northwestward, roughly parallel to the coast
of southern and southwestern Mexico. Additional information on this
system, including gale warnings, can be found in High Seas Forecasts
issued by the National Weather Service.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...high...90 percent.
2. South of Central America and Southern Mexico:
An area of low pressure could form south of the Gulf of
Tehuantepec over the weekend. Some gradual development of this
system is possible thereafter while it moves generally westward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...low...20 percent.
High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service
can be found under AWIPS header NFDHSFEPI, WMO header FZPN02
KWBC, and on the web at ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFEPI.php