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Old June 26th, 2010, 11:13 PM
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Default Atlantic - Alex



Statement as of 10:00 PM CDT on June 26, 2010

...Alex moving inland over Belize...

summary of 1000 PM CDT...0300 UTC...information-----------------------------------------------location...17.7n 88.4wabout 20 mi...30 km NW of Belize Cityabout 205 mi...330 km se of Campeche Mexicomaximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/hrpresent movement...WNW or 290 degrees at 12 mph...19 km/hrminimum central pressure...997 mb...29.44 inches

watches and warnings--------------------changes with this advisory...
the tropical storm watch for the coast of Honduras has beendiscontinued.
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...* the coast of Belize and the East Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula ofMexico from Chetumal to Cancun
for storm information specific to your area...please monitorproducts issued by your National meteorological service.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 1000 PM CDT...0300 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Alex waslocated near latitude 17.7 north...longitude 88.4 west. Alex ismoving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph...19 km/hr...and thisgeneral motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.On the forecast track...Alex will move across the Yucatan Peninsulatonight and Sunday...and enter the southern Gulf of Mexico bySunday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph...95 km/hr...with highergusts. Weakening is forecast tonight and Sunday while Alex movesover the Yucatan Peninsula. Strengthening is forecast on Sundaynight and Monday after Alex moves over the southern Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles...165 kmfrom the center...mainly to the east of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface observationsis 997 mb...29.44 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------rainfall...Alex is expected to produce total rain accumulations of4 to 8 inches over the Yucatan Peninsula...southern Mexico...northern Guatemala...much of Honduras and Belize through Mondaymorning. Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible overmountainous areas. These rains could cause life-threatening flashfloods and mudslides.
Wind...tropical storm force winds are affecting portions of Belizeand the Yucatan Peninsula within the warning area. These winds willgradually decrease overnight as Alex weakens.

Next advisory-------------next intermediate advisory...100 am CDT.Next complete advisory...400 am CDT.
$$Forecaster Brennan
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