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Tropical Depression Thirteen Public Advisory


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WTNT33 KNHC 070551
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Tropical Depression Thirteen Intermediate Advisory Number 3A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL132022
200 AM AST Fri Oct 07 2022

...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVER THE GUAJIRA PENINSULA OF 
COLOMBIA THIS MORNING... 
...HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED ACROSS THE ABC ISLANDS AND PORTIONS OF 
NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM AST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.0N 70.4W
ABOUT 95 MI...155 KM WSW OF CURACAO
ABOUT 85 MI...135 KM ESE OF NTHRN TIP OF GUAJIRA PNSULA COLOMBIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* San Andres, Providencia, and Santa Catalina Islands Colombia

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Coast of Colombia from Riohacha eastward to the Colombia/Venezuela
border

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area.  A watch is typically issued 48 hours
before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within
the next 12 to 24 hours.

Interests along the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras should monitor
the progress of the disturbance. Additional watches or warnings
will likely be required later today.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 200 AM AST (0600 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Thirteen 
was located near latitude 12.0 North, longitude 70.4 West. The 
depression is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h), and a 
generally westward motion is expected to continue through Sunday. On 
the forecast track, the cyclone is expected to move near the coast 
of northwestern Venezuela and the Guajira Peninsula of Colombia this 
morning. The system is then forecast to move across the southwestern 
Caribbean Sea through Saturday, pass near San Andres and Providencia 
Islands Saturday night, and approach the coast of Nicaragua on 
Sunday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. 
Gradual strengthening is expected for the next 12-24 hours, and the 
depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today. After 
that, a faster rate of strengthening is likely, with the system 
expected to become a hurricane by Saturday night as it approaches 
San Andres and Providencia Islands.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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Key messages for Tropical Depression Thirteen can be found in the 
Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT3 and WMO 
header WTNT43 KNHC. 

WIND:  Hurricane conditions are possible on the Colombian islands of
San Andres, Providencia, and Santa Catalina Saturday night, with
tropical storm conditions possible by Saturday afternoon.

Tropical storm conditions are expected along the coast of Colombia 
within the warning area this morning. Gusts to tropical storm force 
are possible across the ABC Islands and the northwestern coast 
of Venezuela early this morning.

RAINFALL:  The tropical depression is expected to produce the
following rain accumulations through early Monday:

Northern Coastal Venezuela...3 to 6 inches, isolated 10 inches.
Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao...3 to 6 inches
Guajira Peninsula...3 to 6 inches, isolated 10 inches.
San Andres and Providencia...6 to 12 inches
Eastern Nicaragua...6 to 10 inches, isolated 16 inches.
Central Nicaragua...3 to 6 inches, isolated 10 inches.
Southwest Costa Rica and Southwestern Panama...4 to 8 inches,
isolated 12 inches

This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods. There is also 
the potential for life-threatening mudslides across portions of 
Central America this weekend.

STORM SURGE:  A storm surge could raise water levels by as much as
1 to 3 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast in
areas of onshore winds on San Andres, Providencia, and Santa
Catalina Islands. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by
large and damaging waves.

SURF:  Swells generated by the cyclone are affecting the ABC Islands 
and portions of the coasts of northwestern Venezuela and the Guajira 
Peninsula of Colombia. These swells are forecast to spread westward 
and reach Jamaica late tonight, Providencia and San Andres Islands 
on Saturday, and portions of the coast of Central America on 
Saturday night and Sunday. These swells are likely to cause 
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult 
products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Reinhart



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