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Tropical Storm Harvey Makes Landfall in Belize

By: Nate Harrington Email
By: Nate Harrington Email

*****UPDATE*****
Saturday August 20, 6:00pm

HARVEY WEAKENING AS IT MOVES FARTHER INLAND OVER BELIZE...

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.2N 88.8W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM WSW OF BELIZE CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF HONDURAS HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR HONDURAS.

THE GOVERNMENT OF GUATEMALA HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR GUATEMALA.

THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM BELIZE CITY NORTHWARD.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF BELIZE SOUTH OF BELIZE CITY

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HARVEY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 88.8 WEST. HARVEY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/H. A GENERAL
MOTION TOWARD THE WEST OR WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF HARVEY WILL
MOVE FARTHER INLAND OVER BELIZE THIS AFTERNOON AND CROSS NORTHERN GUATEMALA TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS THE CENTER MOVES FARTHER INLAND...AND HARVEY IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON SUNDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 998 MB...29.47 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN BELIZE AND NORTHERN GUATEMALA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT NEAR THE CENTER OF HARVEY.

RAINFALL...HARVEY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS BELIZE...GUATEMALA...WESTERN HONDURAS...AND THE YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO...WITH POSSIBLE ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES. THESE RAINS COULD
PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES...ESPECIALLY OVER HIGHER TERRAIN.

STORM SURGE...STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE COAST OF BELIZE SHOULD SUBSIDE TONIGHT.
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The latest advisory on Tropical Storm Harvey places it near the Honduran island of Roatan and only 100 miles SE of Belize City, Belize.

Top sustained winds are 60 mph and it's moving almost due west at 12 mph.

While Harvey won't impact us, it will impact Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and the southern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The biggest hazards are tropical storm force winds, and wind gusts that will reach hurricane force.

Also rainfall will be a big problem too. Up to 6 inches of rain is possible as Harvey moves across Central America.

CENTER OF HARVEY NOW NORTHWEST OF ROATAN...HURRICANE HUNTER
AIRCRAFT APPROACHING THE STORM...

SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.6N 87.0W
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM WNW OF ISLA ROATAN HONDURAS
ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM SE OF BELIZE CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.35 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE BAY ISLANDS OF HONDURAS
* THE COAST OF HONDURAS FROM PUNTA PATUCA WESTWARD
* THE COAST OF GUATEMALA
* THE COAST OF BELIZE

HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG A PORTION OF THE COAST OF BELIZE LATER TODAY.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HARVEY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 87.0 WEST. HARVEY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/H...AND THIS MOTION IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ON SUNDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF HARVEY IS FORECAST TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE BAY ISLANDS OF HONDURAS DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS AND MOVE INLAND ALONG THE COAST OF BELIZE THIS
AFTERNOON OR TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST...AND HARVEY COULD BECOME A HURRICANE BEFORE IT MOVES INLAND THIS AFTERNOON OR TONIGHT. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS CURRENTLY APPROACHING
HARVEY.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 40 MILES...65 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 994 MB...29.35 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE BAY ISLANDS AND ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OF HONDURAS DURING THE MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON. TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED ALONG
THE COASTS OF GUATEMALA...BELIZE...AND THE SOUTHEASTERN YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO BY THIS AFTERNOON. HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG A PORTION OF THE COAST OF BELIZE THIS AFTERNOON OR
TONIGHT.

RAINFALL...HARVEY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS HONDURAS...GUATEMALA...BELIZE...AND THE YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO...WITH POSSIBLE ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES. THESE RAINS COULD PRODUCE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES...ESPECIALLY OVER HIGHER TERRAIN.

STORM SURGE...A STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ALONG THE COAST NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE HARVEY MAKES LANDFALL. NEAR THE COAST...THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DAMAGING WAVES.

NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1000 AM CDT.


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