Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in Bay of Campeche

ContactRelief is issuing Tropical Weather Strategy alerts for the central Gulf Coast

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:14:34 PM +00:00

As expected, Tropical Depression Three has increased to tropical storm strength forming Tropical Storm Cristobal.

ContactRelief is issuing Tropical Weather Strategy recommendations for U.S. interests along the Gulf of Mexico.

See the public advisory from the National Hurricane Center below.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal Intermediate Advisory Number 4A

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL032020

100 PM CDT Tue Jun 02 2020

 

Corrected header to reflect Tropical Storm

 

...CRISTOBAL MOVING SLOWLY OVER THE BAY OF

CAMPECHE...

...THREAT OF HEAVY RAINS CONTINUES...

 

 

SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...19.2N 92.8W

ABOUT 155 MI...255 KM WSW OF CAMPECHE MEXICO

ABOUT 125 MI...200 KM ENE OF COATZACOALCOS MEXICO

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...SW OR 220 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 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...

* Campeche to Puerto de Veracruz

 

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are

expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the

next within 24 to 36 hours.

 

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor

products issued by your national meteorological service.

 

 

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 100 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Cristobal was

located near latitude 19.2 North, longitude 92.8 West. Cristobal is

moving toward the southwest near 3 mph (6 km/h). The storm is

forecast to move slowly southwestward or southward through tonight,

and meander over the southern Bay of Campeche through late

Wednesday.  On the forecast track, the center of Cristobal is

forecast to be near the coast of the southern Bay of Campeche

tonight through Thursday.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher

gusts.  Some strengthening is possible during the next day or so.

 

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).

 

 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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Key messages for Cristobal can be found in the

Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT3, WMO

header WTNT43 KNHC, and on the web at

www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT3.shtml

 

RAINFALL: Cristobal is expected to produce total rain accumulations

of 10 to 20 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches over

parts of the Mexican states of Tabasco, Veracruz, and Campeche.  The

depression is also expected to produce total rain accumulations of

10 to 15 inches over northern Chiapas and other Mexican states,

Quintana Roo and Yucatan. Additional rainfall of 10 to 15 inches,

with isolated amounts of 25 inches is expected along the Pacific

coasts of Chiapas, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Some of these Pacific

locations received 20 inches of rain over the weekend, and storm

total amounts of 35 inches are possible.  Rainfall in all of these

areas may produce life-threatening flash floods and

mudslides.

 

WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are affecting the coast within

portions of the warning area.

 

 

Forecaster Pasch 

 

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