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May 18, 2005

TS Adrian Update: 8:00pm EDT

8PM EDT Advisory for Tropical Storm Adrian
TROPICAL STORM ADRIAN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 5A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM PDT WED MAY 18 2005

...ADRIAN MOVING CLOSER TO THE PACIFIC COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA...

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

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

AT 5 PM PDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ADRIAN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.1 NORTH... LONGITUDE 92.1 WEST OR ABOUT 260 MILES... 420 KM... SOUTHWEST OF SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR.

ADRIAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR. A GENERAL MOTION TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TO RESUME LATER TONIGHT WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH... 95 KM/HR... WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS... AND ADRIAN COULD BECOME A HURRICANE ON THURSDAY.

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.

OUTER RAINBANDS CONTAINING GUSTY WINDS AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE ALREADY AFFECTING THE COASTAL AREAS OF GUATEMALA... AND SHOULD BEGIN AFFECTING EL SALVADOR TONIGHT. 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. THIS SYSTEM ALSO HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINFALL OVER OTHER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THESE RAINS ARE LIKELY TO PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
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