205 am EDT sun Oct 30 2005
Tropical weather discussion for North America...Central
America...Gulf of Mexico...Caribbean Sea...northeastern sections
of South America...and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from
the Equator to 32n. The following information is based on
satellite imagery...weather observations...radar...and
Based on 0000 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
Hurricane Beta is centered near 13.3n 83.2w at 30/0600 UTC or
about 105 nm S of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras
border and about 50 nm E of Puerto Cabezas Nicaragua moving WSW
at 7 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 965 mb. Maximum
sustain wind speed is 110 kt with gusts to 135 kt. See the
latest NHC forecast/advisory under AWIPS/WMO headers miatcmat1/
wtnt21 knhc and the public advisory under AWIPS/WMO headers
miatcpat1/ wtnt31 knhc for more details. Beta has become a
fairly symmetrical system with numerous strong convection
surrounding a small eye within 45 nm of the center. Scattered
moderate/strong convection covers the area from 11.5n-15n W of
81w to inland over Nicaragua to 84.5w. Outer rainband band of
similar convection is within 50 nm of line 17n80w 17n82w inland
over Honduras near 15n84w to over W Nicaragua near 14n85w. Beta
should make landfall within the next few hours. However...
tropical storm force winds are already over portions of
Nicaragua for several hours and will continue through the night
as Beta continues inland. This category three hurricane is
expected to produce a storm surge on the Nicaragua coast with
torrential rain...mudslides...and high winds well inland.
???????? Cat 3? 110KT ? = 125mph?
Was there a special advisory I missed?
AXNT20 KNHC 300619 CCA
TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...CORRECTION
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
205 AM EDT SUN OCT 30 2005
Seems they issued a corrected Discussion, and the 110 kt bit is changed to 95 kt, but it still says "THIS CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE".