|5-Day Forecast Cone for TS Matthew (Credit: NOAA NHC)|
Matthew is 13th Named Storm in Atlantic
Heavy Rains & Possible Mudslides
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Matthew went ashore Friday on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast and raced into Honduras heading westward with winds of 45 mph (75 kph) toward Guatemala and Belize. Thousands of people were evacuated in Honduras and Nicaragua by their respective governments out of fear of flooding and mudslides. At least five deaths were reported in Caracas, Venezuela from the tropical storm. Haiti is still trying to recover from the devastating earthquake earlier this year. This tropical storm put those people through yet another peril.
A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...AND MATTHEW IS EXPECTED TO BECOME NEARLY STATIONARY BY LATE SUNDAY.
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24 TO 36 HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. A WATCH IS TYPICALLY ISSUED 48 HOURS BEFORE THE ANTICIPATED FIRST OCCURRENCE OF TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS...CONDITIONS THAT MAKE OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS.
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.
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
Discussion & Outlook
THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ON MATTHEW. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...SEE STATEMENTS FROM YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION (26 Sep)
LOCATION...17.4N 92.9W ABOUT 40 MI...65 KM S OF VILLAHERMOSA MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...25 MPH...35 KM/HR PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/HR MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 INCHES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 25 MPH...35 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. CONTINUED WEAKENING IS LIKELY AND THE SYSTEM SHOULD DISSIPATE OVER SOUTHEASTERN MEXICO BY MONDAY NIGHT. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1003 MB...29.62 INCHES.
RAINFALL...THE REMNANT LOW OF MATTHEW IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES FROM FAR SOUTHERN MEXICO INTO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 30 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINS COULD PRODUCE LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES. THE THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA EVEN AFTER THE REMNANT OF MATTHEW DISSIPATES.
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