Eastern Pacific Basin Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Storm Lester Public Advisory


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WTPZ33 KNHC 161752
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Lester Intermediate Advisory Number 4A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP132022
100 PM CDT Fri Sep 16 2022

...LESTER EXPECTED TO SPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF 
SOUTHERN MEXICO THROUGH THE WEEKEND...


SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.0N 96.9W
ABOUT 275 MI...445 KM SE OF ACAPULCO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...18 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Punta Maldonado to Zihuatanejo

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* East of Punta Maldonado to Laguna de Chacahua
* West of Zihuatanejo to Lazaro Cardenas

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

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


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 100 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lester was 
located near latitude 14.0 North, longitude 96.9 West. Lester is 
moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (18 km/h), and this motion 
is expected to continue through early Sunday. On the forecast track, 
the center of the cyclone is expected to move near or over the coast 
of southwestern Mexico Saturday or Saturday night, and dissipate 
over southwestern Mexico on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher
gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next day or so.
Rapid weakening is expected after the center crosses the coast of
Mexico.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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Key messages for Tropical Storm Lester can be found in the Tropical
Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDEP3 and WMO header
WTPZ43 KNHC and on the web at hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDEP3.shtml.

RAINFALL:  Lester is expected to produce rainfall totals of 3 to 6
inches with local maximum totals of 10 inches across coastal
portions of the Mexican States of western Oaxaca, Guerrero,
Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco through Monday. These rains may
produce flash and urban flooding, along with possible mudslides in
areas of higher coastal terrain.

WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm
warning areas and possible within the watch area beginning early
Saturday.

SURF:  Swells generated by Lester are affecting portions of the
coast of southern Mexico and this will continue into the weekend.
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 400 PM CDT.

$$
Forecaster Latto



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