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----------1000 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018
...TARA WEAKENS WHILE MEANDERING SOUTH OF MANZANILLO MEXICO... ...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUES ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO...
 SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.6N 104.5W ABOUT 30 MI...50 KM SSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 1 MPH...2 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
None.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes Mexico
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * East of Manzanillo to Punta San Telmo Mexico
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.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within the next 12 to 24 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Tara was located near latitude 18.6 North, longitude 104.5 West.  Tara is drifting toward the north-northwest near 1 mph (2 km/h).  A very slow northwestward motion is expected during the next day or so.  On the forecast track, the center of Tara should pass very close to the coast of southwestern Mexico, or possibly move inland, today or Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast as Tara's circulation interacts with the mountains of southwestern Mexico, and the system is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low by Wednesday evening.
Tara remain a tiny tropical cyclone with tropical-storm-force winds only extending outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb (29.56 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- RAINFALL:  Tara is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches over the Mexican states of Colima, western Jalisco, and far western Michoacan through tonight. Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible over Colima and western Jalisco.  These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in mountainous terrain.
WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area today through Wednesday morning.  Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area today and tonight.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 100 PM CDT. Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.
$$ Forecaster Stewart
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