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Tropical Depression 16 Tropical Storm Warnings Central America

Tropical Depression 16 Tropical Storm Warnings Central America

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Tropical Depression 16 Tropical Storm Warnings Central America

Satellite pictures this morning show that the disturbed weather in the Southwest Caribbean is now Tropical Depression 16. Tropical Storm Warnings are posted for parts of Central America. The depression is in an area of light wind shear and conditions are favorable for gradual strengthening. An Air Force plane will investigate the area this afternoon. There are two curved bands of deep convection that have developed.

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…NEW DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA…
…TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL AMERICA…

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…12.2N 81.9W
ABOUT 25 MI…40 KM SSW OF SAN ANDRES ISLAND
ABOUT 210 MI…340 KM SSE OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON NIC/HON BORDER
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of Nicaragua has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for
the coast of Nicaragua from Sandy Bay Sirpi northward to the
Honduras border.

The government of Honduras has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for
the coast of Honduras from Punta Castilla eastward to the
border with Nicaragua.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Sandy Bay Sirpi Nicaragua to Punta Castilla Honduras

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24
hours.

Interests elsewhere in Honduras, the Bay Islands, western Cuba and
the Yucatan Peninsula should monitor the progress of the depression.

ISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Sixteen
was located near latitude 12.2 North, longitude 81.9 West. The
depression is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h) and
this motion is expected to continue today. On the forecast track,
the depression should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early
Thursday, move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras
late Thursday, and emerge into the northwestern Caribbean Sea on
Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
The depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today
or tonight.

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

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