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May 19, 2005

Adrian Update: 800AM EDT

8AM EDT Advisory for Tropical Storm Adrian
TROPICAL STORM ADRIAN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 7A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM PDT THU MAY 19 2005

...ADRIAN MOVING A LITTLE FASTER TOWARD CENTRAL AMERICA...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF EL SALVADOR. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE PACIFIC COAST OF GUATEMALA AND THE PACIFIC COAST OF HONDURAS...INCLUDING THE GOLFO DE FONSECA.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN CENTRAL AMERICA SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

AT 5 AM PDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ADRIAN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 91.3 WEST OR ABOUT 175 MILES...285 KM... SOUTHWEST OF SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR.

ADRIAN IS NOW MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 9 MPH... 14KM/HR... AND A GENERAL NORTHEASTWARD MOTION WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS LIKELY OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THE FORECAST TRACK BRINGS THE CENTER OF ADRIAN VERY NEAR THE COAST WITHIN THE WARNING AREA BY LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH... 95 KM/HR... WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ADRIAN IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR HURRICANE STRENGTH AT THE TIME OF LANDFALL. A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WILL FLY
INTO ADRIAN LATER TODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES... 95 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS OF NEAR 20 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS...CAN BE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ADRIAN. THESE RAINS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS POSSIBLE NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL.
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