Tropical Storm Pilar Public Advisory Number 12A

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Issued at 100 PM CDT Tue Oct 31 2023

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WTPZ34 KNHC 311755
TCPEP4
 
BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Pilar Intermediate Advisory Number 12A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP192023
100 PM CDT Tue Oct 31 2023
 
...THREAT OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING TO CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS 
CENTRAL AMERICA...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.4N 89.8W
ABOUT 165 MI...265 KM SSW OF SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR
ABOUT 240 MI...390 KM W OF MANAGUA NICARAGUA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
None.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
 
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Entire coast of El Salvador
* Pacific coast of Honduras including the Gulf of Fonseca
* Honduras/Nicaragua border southward to Puerto Sandino
 
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 24 hours.
 
Interests elsewhere along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua and in
southern Guatemala should monitor the progress of this system.
 
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
----------------------
At 100 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Pilar was
located near latitude 11.4 North, longitude 89.8 West. Pilar is
moving toward the east-northeast near 3 mph (6 km/h).  A slower 
northeastward motion is expected to begin later today.  Pilar is 
forecast to move little tonight and early Wednesday.  On the 
forecast track, Pilar could move a little closer to the coast of El 
Salvador or Nicaragua late today through early Wednesday, though 
the core of the system is expected to remain offshore.  The storm 
is forecast to begin moving west-southwestward away from land by 
Thursday.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher
gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible over the next day or so
before gradual weakening likely begins on Thursday.
 
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
Key messages for Pilar can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDEP4 and WMO header WTPZ44 KNHC
and on the web at hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDEP4.shtml
 
RAINFALL:  Pilar is expected to produce storm total rainfall of 5
to 10 inches, with local amounts to 15 inches, over portions of
Central America from southern El Salvador, across southern Honduras,
western Nicaragua into northern Costa Rica through Wednesday.  This
rainfall will produce flash and urban flooding, along with mudslides
in areas of higher terrain.
 
SURF:  Swells generated by Pilar are expected to continue affecting
the Pacific coast of Central America during the next few days. These
swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
 
WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are possible within the Tropical
Storm Watch area during the next day or so.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.
 
$$
Forecaster Brown
 

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