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Re: tropical depression 17-E...

Posted by deanna on October 24, 2008, 10:52 am, in reply to "tropical depression 17-E..."

Morning update:

At 800 am PDT...1500z...the center of poorly-organized Tropical Depression Seventeen-E was estimated to be near latitude 16.4 north..longitude 106.7 west or about 240 miles...385 km..southwest of Manzanillo Mexico.

The depression is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph. This motion is expected to continue today...with a gradual turn toward the west-northwest on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph...55 km/hr...with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast in the next 48 hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb...29.77 inches.

The depression may produce total rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches across the southwest Mexican states of Jalisco...Colima and Michoacan... with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches possible. This rainfall may produce life threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Repeating the 800 am PDT position...16.4 N...106.7 W. Movement toward...northwest near 8 mph. Maximum sustained winds...35 mph. Minimum central pressure...1008 mb.

We've recorded .54 in. of steady but gentlle rain this morning and gray, overcast skies seem to promise more today. This morning's weather seems to have come from a fractured piece of the larger storm, which is still south of us. It's a comfortable 81F/27C right now, with 77% humidity and a nice breeze blowing off the ocean.

I'm curious about the weather where all of you are right now.


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