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WTNT32 KNHC 180837
TCPAT2

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Tropical Depression Twenty-Two Advisory Number   3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL222020
400 AM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

...SLOW MOVING DEPRESSION FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER
TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.9N 94.1W
ABOUT 245 MI...400 KM ENE OF TAMPICO MEXICO
ABOUT 285 MI...460 KM SE OF MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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Interests along the western Gulf of Mexico coast should monitor the
progress of the depression.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression
Twenty-Two was located near latitude 22.9 North, longitude 94.1
West. The depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 6 mph
(9 km/h), and this general motion is expected through early 
Saturday. A slow westward motion is forecast to begin late Saturday 
that will likely continue into early next week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. 
Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and the 
depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today. The 
system could be near or at hurricane strength by Sunday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells are expected to increase and reach the coast of Texas
and the Gulf coast of Mexico over the weekend, generated by a
combination of the depression and a cold front entering the
northern Gulf of Mexico.  These swells are likely to cause
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult
products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1000 AM CDT.

$$
Forecaster Zelinsky