Tropical Depression 17: Advisory #1

TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVENTEEN ADVISORY NUMBER 1
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL172008
400 PM EST WED NOV 05 2008

...NEW TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN....

AT 4 PM EST...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF HONDURAS HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH FROM THE NICARAGUA BORDER TO LIMON.

AT 4 PM EST...THE GOVERNMENT OF NICARAGUA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL
STORM WATCH FROM PUERTO CABEZAS NORTHWARD TO THE HONDURAS BORDER.
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM PUERTO CABEZAS
NICARAGUA NORTHWARD TO LIMON HONDURAS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH
MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24-36 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 400 PM EST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVENTEEN
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.8 WEST OR ABOUT
115 MILES...185 KM...SOUTHEAST OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON THE
NICARAGUA/HONDURAS BORDER.

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/HR.
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED THROUGH TOMORROW WITH A TURN TOWARD
THE NORTH FORECAST ON FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH...45 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM
TONIGHT OR TOMORROW. CONTINUED STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST ON
FRIDAY.

AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE REPORTED A MINIMUM
CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1004 MB...29.65 INCHES.

THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN OVER
EASTERN HONDURAS AND NORTHEASTERN NICARAGUA WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
TOTALS OF 6 INCHES POSSIBLE.

REPEATING THE 400 PM EST POSITION...14.0 N...81.8 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 700 PM EST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1000
PM EST.


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