Tropical Storm Andres
Posted by deanna on June 21, 2009, 10:11 pm
That was fast! We now have a Tropical Storm Andres, which is not expected to strengthen into a hurricane but will move along the Mexican coast for the next few days. |
Here's the 10 PM NHC update:
TROPICAL STORM ANDRES ADVISORY NUMBER 2
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP022009
800 PM PDT SUN JUN 21 2009
...FIRST NAMED STORM OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC SEASON FORMS......TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF MEXICO...
AT 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FROM ZIHUATANEJO NORTHWARD TO MANZANILLO. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ANDRES.
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
AT 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ANDRES WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 101.9 WEST OR ABOUT 200
MILES...325 KM...SOUTH OF ZIHUATANEJO MEXICO AND ABOUT 330 MILES...530 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO.
ANDRES IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/HR... AND A SLOW WEST-NORTHWEST TO NORTHWEST MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS.
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM FROM THE CENTER.
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 999 MB...29.50 INCHES.
...SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT INFORMATION...
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST OR 275 DEGREES AT 6 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 1100 PM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 200 AM PDT.
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