ALEX IS NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AS IT PASSES OVER LAND-HEADING FOR THE GULF

…Alex weakens to a tropical depression…expected to restrengthen over the Gulf of Mexico…

summary of 1000 am CDT…1500 UTC…information
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location…18.7n 90.6w
about 85 mi…135 km S of Campeche Mexico
about 80 mi…125 km E of Ciudad del Carmen Mexico
maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/hr
present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/hr
minimum central pressure…1000 mb…29.53 inches

At 1000 am CDT…1500 UTC…the center of Tropical Depression Alex was located near latitude 18.7 north…longitude 90.6 west. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph…19 km/hr. A general west-northwestward motion is expected for the next couple of days with a gradual decrease in forward speed. On the forecast track…the center of Alex will move across the Yucatan Peninsula and enter the southern Gulf of Mexico later today.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph…55 km/hr…with higher gusts. After Alex emerges into the southern Gulf of Mexico…some strengthening is forecast and Alex is expected to regain tropical storm intensity tonight or early Monday.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb…29.53 inches.

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