Potential Tropical Cyclone Two Public Advisory Number 12

By | June 30, 2022

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WTNT32 KNHC 301449
TCPAT2

BULLETIN
Potential Tropical Cyclone Two Advisory Number  12
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL022022
1100 AM EDT Thu Jun 30 2022

...DISTURBANCE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA EXPECTED TO
BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF NICARAGUA AND
COSTA RICA...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.0N 74.0W
ABOUT 660 MI...1065 KM E OF BLUEFIELDS NICARAGUA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of Nicaragua has issued a Tropical Storm
Warning for the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua from the
Nicaragua/Costa Rica border northward to Sandy Bay Sirpi, and a
Tropical Storm Watch for the Pacific coast of Nicaragua from the
Nicaragua/Costa Rica border northward to Puerto Sandino.

The government of Costa Rica has issued a Tropical Storm Warning
for the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica from Limon northward to the
Nicaragua/Costa Rica border, and a Tropical Storm Watch for the
Pacific coast of Costa Rica from Cabo Blanco northward to the
Nicaragua/Costa Rica border.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Nicaragua/Costa Rica border to Laguna de Perlas Nicaragua

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* San Andres Colombia
* Limon Costa Rica northward to Sandy Bay Sirpi Nicaragua

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Cabo Blanco Costa Rica northward to Puerto Sandino Nicaragua

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area, in this case within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere along both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of
Nicaragua and Costa Rica should monitor the progress of this
system.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
----------------------
At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the disturbance was centered near
latitude 12.0 North, longitude 74.0 West. The system is moving
toward the west near 20 mph (31 km/h), and a continued mostly 
westward motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected 
through Saturday.  On the forecast track, the system will move 
across the southwestern Caribbean Sea today through Friday, cross 
southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica Friday night, and emerge 
over the eastern Pacific Ocean on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is forecast through Friday while the system 
approaches Central America.  Weakening is expected while the system 
crosses Central America, but restrengthening is forecast on 
Saturday once it moves over the Pacific Ocean.

Conditions appear conducive for development, and the disturbance is
expected become a tropical storm while slowing down over the
southwestern Caribbean Sea.
* Formation chance through 48 hours... high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
Key messages for Potential Tropical Cyclone Two can be found in the
Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO
header WTNT42 KNHC.

RAINFALL: The Potential Tropical Cyclone is expected to produce 
heavy rain across portions of northern Colombia through this 
morning, then across Nicaragua and Costa Rica by Friday. The 
following storm total rainfall amounts are expected:

Northern Colombia: 3 to 5 inches.

Nicaragua and Costa Rica: 4 to 8 inches, with isolated higher totals 
around 12 inches. This rainfall is expected to result in areas of 
life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides. 

WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch
area in Nicaragua late Friday.  Tropical storm conditions are 
expected over San Andres Island on Friday.  Tropical storm 
conditions are expected within the Tropical Storm Warning areas 
in Nicaragua and Costa Rica by late Friday.  Tropical storm 
conditions are possible within the Tropical Storm Watch areas along 
the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Saturday.

STORM SURGE: Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 1
to 3 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast of
Nicaragua near and to the north of where the center makes landfall.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.

$$
Forecaster Pasch


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