Gamma Stalled Near the North Coast of the Yucatan

| October 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Gamma Advisory Number 10
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL252020
400 PM CDT Sun Oct 04 2020

…GAMMA STALLED JUST NORTH OF THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA…

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…22.4N 87.8W
ABOUT 130 MI…205 KM NE OF PROGRESO MEXICO
ABOUT 150 MI…245 KM NNW OF COZUMEL MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB…29.44 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* North and west of Cancun to Dzilam Mexico

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* West of Dzilam to Progreso Mexico

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

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

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

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gamma was
located near latitude 22.4 North, longitude 87.8 West and has
stalled just north of the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Gamma should slowly turn toward the west-southwest tonight or
Monday, and a west-southwestward drift should continue Monday night
through early Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of
Gamma will meander offshore of the northern Yucatan Peninsula and
over the extreme southern Gulf of Mexico today, and pass near or
just offshore of the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on
Monday and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual weakening is anticipated to begin later tonight or on Monday
and continue into Tuesday. Afterward, little change in strength is
forecast.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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Key messages for Tropical Storm Gamma can be found in the Tropical
Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT5, WMO header WTNT45
KNHC, and on the web at www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT5.shtml.

RAINFALL: Gamma is expected to produce an additional 3 to 6 inches
of rainfall, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches, across
portions of the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche and Tabasco.
This rainfall may enhance any ongoing flash flooding and result in
new areas of flash flooding into the middle of the week.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions should continue within portions
of the Tropical Storm Warning area on northern coast of the Yucatan
through today. Tropical Storm conditions are possible within the
Tropical Storm Watch area later today through Monday.

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 700 PM CDT.
Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.

$$
Forecaster Roberts

Category: ALL POSTS, Tropical

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