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Tropical depression Chantal advisory number 27

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION CHANTAL ADVISORY NUMBER 27
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
4 AM CDT WED AUG 22 2001

...CHANTAL NEAR THE WESTERN YUCATAN COAST...MORE HEAVY RAINFALL IN STORE FOR YUCATAN AND BELIZE...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG THE GULF COAST OF MEXICO FROM CAMPECHE SOUTHWARD TO CARMEN. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF COAST OF MEXICO FROM WEST OF CARMEN TO VERACRUZ.

AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION CHANTAL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.0 NORTH... LONGITUDE 91.2 WEST OR ABOUT 45 MILES...75 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF CARMEN MEXICO.

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR...AND A GENERAL MOTION TO THE WEST OR WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS TRACK...CHANTAL WOULD EMERGE INTO THE EXTREME SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO LATER TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH... 45 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS...MAINLY NORTH AND WEST OF THE CENTER. SOME STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE AFTER THE CENTER MOVES OBACK OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB...29.74 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS POSSIBLE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE GULF COAST OF YUCATAN LATER TODAY.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG AND NEAR THE PATH OF CHANTAL. ALSO...HEAVY RAINFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN BELIZE... AND THE QUINTANA ROO PROVINCE IN EASTERN YUCATAN. LOCALIZED FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AND PORTIONS OF BELIZE.

REPEATING THE 4 AM CDT POSITION...19.0 N... 91.2 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 30 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 7 AM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 AM CDT.

FORECASTER STEWART