Statement as of 11:25 PM EDT on June 25, 2010
…New tropical storm watches and warnings issued for Honduras…
At 1125 PM EDT…0325 UTC…the government of Honduras has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the islands of roatan…guanaja…and utila.
At 1125 PM EDT…0325 UTC…the government of Honduras has issued a tropical storm watch for the coast of Honduras from Limon westward
to the border of Honduras and Guatemala.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area…in this case within 12
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area…in this case within 12 to 24 hours.
…Tropical depression continues west-northwestward toward Belize
and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico…
summary of 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…information
about 255 mi…415 km ESE of Belize City
about 285 mi…460 km ESE of Chetumal Mexico
maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/hr
present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/hr
minimum central pressure…1004 mb…29.65 inches
watches and warnings
changes with this advisory…
Summary of watches and warnings in effect…
a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* the coast of Belize and the East Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Chetumal to Cancun
a Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
For storm information specific to your area…please monitor products issued by your National meteorological service.
Discussion and 48-hour outlook
at 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…the center of Tropical Depression One was located near latitude 16.7 north…longitude 84.4 west. The
depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph…15 km/hr…and this general motion is expected to continue for the next
couple of days. On the forecast track…the center of the depression will approach the coast within the warning area late
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph…55 km/hr…with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast…and the depression is
expected to become a tropical storm on Saturday.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb…29.65 inches.
Hazards affecting land
rainfall…the depression is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches over the Yucatan Peninsula…eastern Guatemala…much of Honduras and Belize through Sunday evening.
Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible over mountainous areas. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
Wind…tropical storm force winds are expected to reach the coast within the warning area by Saturday afternoon.