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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:11 PM
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Statement as of 4:00 PM CDT on July 01, 2010

...Alex moving over central Mexico...large area of heavy rainoccurring...

summary of 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...information----------------------------------------------location...23.2n 101.2wabout 220 mi...355 km W of La Pesca Mexicoabout 95 mi...155 km ENE of zacatecas Mexicomaximum sustained winds...40 mph...65 km/hrpresent movement...W or 270 degrees at 13 mph...20 km/hrminimum central pressure...990 mb...29.23 inches

watches and warnings--------------------there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Alex waslocated near latitude 23.2 north...longitude 101.2 west. Alex ismoving toward the west near 13 mph...20 km/hr...and this motion isexpected to continue until the system dissipates overnight.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph...65km/hr...with higher gusts. Further weakening is forecast duringthe next 24 hours and Alex is expected to dissipate over the highterrain of Mexico overnight.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 120 miles...195 kmfrom the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 990 mb...29.23 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------rainfall...Alex is expected to produce additional rainfallaccumulations of 3 to 6 inches across portions of northern andcentral Mexico. Isolated storm-total amounts of 20 inches arepossible over the higher elevations of northeastern Mexico. Theserains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides...especially in mountainous terrain.
Alex is expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of 2to 4 inches over portions of southern Texas...with isolated maximumstorm-total amounts of around 12 inches. These rains could causelife-threatening flash floods.
Wind...tropical storm conditions are occurring in a small areainland near the center. These winds will gradually decrease today.
Tornadoes...isolated tornadoes are possible over portions of extremesouthern Texas through tonight.

Next advisory-------------next complete advisory...1000 PM CDT.
$$Forecaster Blake
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