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Tropical depression Chantal advisory number 28

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION CHANTAL ADVISORY NUMBER 28
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
10 AM CDT WED AUG 22 2001

...CORRECT SPELLING OF RESERVE IN SECOND PARAGRAPH...

...CHANTAL RE-LOCATED AND DISSIPATING...

AT 10 AM CDT...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS DISCONTINUED ALL WARNINGS AND WATCHES FOR THE MEXICAN GULF COAST. INTERESTS IN THE BAY OF CAMPECHE SHOULD MAINTAIN PRECAUTIONS UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE.

AT 10 AM CDT...1500Z...DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATED THAT THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION CHANTAL WAS NEAR LATITUDE 17.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 92.5 WEST OR ABOUT 30 MILES...45 KM...SOUTHEAST OF VILLAHERMOSA MEXICO.

CHANTAL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. THIS MOTION SHOULD KEEP THE CENTER OF THE CYCLONE OVER LAND.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH... 45 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS...MAINLY OVER THE WATER TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER. CHANTAL IS NOW EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE OVER LAND DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1009 MB...29.80 INCHES.

EVEN THOUGH CHANTAL IS DISSIPATING...THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAINS CONTINUES OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS...WHICH COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.

REPEATING THE 10 AM CDT POSITION...17.7 N... 92.5 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST SOUTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 30 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB.

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

THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ON THIS SYSTEM UNLESS REGENERATION OCCURS.

FORECASTER BEVEN