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TS Arthur -- The Season has begun a day Early!

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  • Richard
    This storm started as TS Alma in the Pacific, crossed over Central American, and reformed as TS Arthur... NOAA predicts near normal or above normal Atlantic
    Message 1 of 1 , May 31, 2008
      This storm started as TS Alma in the Pacific, crossed over Central American, 
      and reformed as TS Arthur...
      
      NOAA predicts near normal or above normal Atlantic Hurricane Season; 
      read the full report.
      
      Richard
      
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      WTNT31 KNHC 311658
      TCPAT1
      BULLETIN
      TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER   1
      NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL012008
      100 PM EDT SAT MAY 31 2008
      
      ...TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR...FIRST STORM OF THE 2008 ATLANTIC
      SEASON...QUICKLY FORMS NEAR THE COAST OF BELIZE...ALREADY MOVING
      INLAND...
      
      AT 1 PM EDT...1700 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS ISSUED A
      TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE COAST OF BELIZE....AND THE
      GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM CABO
      CATOCHE SOUTHWARD TO THE BORDER WITH BELIZE.  A TROPICAL STORM
      WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN
      THE WARNING AREA..IN THIS CASE...WITHIN THE NEXT 6 TO 12 HOURS.
      
      AT 100 PM EDT...1700Z...THE CENTER OF NEWLY FORMED TROPICAL STORM
      ARTHUR WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 88.5 WEST
      OR ABOUT 45 MILES... 75 KM...NORTH-NORTHWEST OF BELIZE CITY AND
      ABOUT 195 MILES ...315 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF COZUMEL MEXICO.
      
      ARTHUR IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR. ON
      THIS TRACK THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION WILL BE MOVING OVER YUCATAN
      TODAY AND EARLY SUNDAY.
      
      MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
      GUSTS. THESE WINDS ARE OCCURRING PRIMARILY OVER WATER WELL TO THE
      NORTHEAST AND EAST OF THE CENTER. ARTHUR IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN
      TODAY AS IT MOVES FARTHER INLAND OVER YUCATAN.
      
      TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 260 MILES...415 KM
      MAINLY TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER. 
      
      ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.
      
      ARTHUR IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10
      INCHES OVER BELIZE AND PORTIONS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA WITH
      ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 15 INCHES.
      
      $$
      FORECASTER AVILA/RHOME
      
      
      
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