Tropical Storm Blanca: Tue AM Advisory

By: National Hurricane Center
By: National Hurricane Center

TROPICAL STORM BLANCA ADVISORY NUMBER 5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP032009
200 AM PDT TUE JUL 07 2009

...BLANCA MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD COLDER WATERS...

AT 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BLANCA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 114.5 WEST OR ABOUT 425
MILES...685 KM...SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

BLANCA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR...
AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE NEXT 48 HOURS
WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. BLANCA IS FORECAST TO WEAKEN TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AS IT
MOVES OVER COLDER WATERS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

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

...SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...18.5N 114.5W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST-NORTHWEST OR 295 DEGREES AT 9 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
800 AM PDT.


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