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TROPICAL STORM KEITH INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 18A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
1 AM CDT TUE OCT 03 2000

...KEITH DRIFTING NORTH-NORTHWEST TOWARD CHETUMAL MEXICO...
...TORRENTIAL RAINFALL AND FLOODING THREAT CONTINUES...


AT 1 AM CDT...0600Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS REPLACED THE
HURRICANE WARNING WITH A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE COAST OF
BELIZE FROM MONKEY RIVER TOWN BELIZE TO THE MEXICO-BELIZE BORDER.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF
THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CABO CATOCHE MEXICO TO MONKEY RIVER TOWN
BELIZE.
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A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH COAST OF THE
YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CABO CATOCHE TO PROGRESO.

ALL INTERESTS IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN AND SOUTHERN GULF OF
MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

AT 1 AM CDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KEITH WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 88.1 WEST OR ABOUT 30
MILES...50 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CHETUMAL MEXICO. THIS IS ALSO
JUST WEST OF AMBERGRIS CAY.

KEITH IS DRIFTING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 2 MPH. WHILE LITTLE
MOTION IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 12 HOURS...ANY CONTINUATION OF THE
CURRENT DRIFT COULD BRING THE CENTER INLAND OVER NORTHERN BELIZE
TONIGHT. A SLOW NORTHWESTWARD DRIFT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER
TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH...105
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME FURTHER WEAKENING IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
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TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 989 MB...29.21 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 3-6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
ALONG WITH LARGE BATTERING WAVES...WILL CONTINUE OVER A SMALL
PORTION OF THE WARNING AREA NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER OF
THE TROPICAL STORM. THIS SHOULD DECREASE ON TUESDAY AS KEITH MOVES
INLAND AND WEAKENS.

HEAVY RAINS ARE CURRENTLY AFFECTING PORTIONS OF THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA...BELIZE...AND NORTHERN GUATEMALA. THESE RAINS COULD
PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES. RECENT HAM
RADIO REPORTS INDICATE THAT MORE THAN 22 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN
TO THE WEST OF BELIZE CITY SINCE SATURDAY...WITH UP TO 10 INCHES
HAVING FALLEN DURING THE PAST 9 HOURS. DUE TO THE SLOW MOTION OF
THE TROPICAL STORM...ADDITIONAL DEVASTATING RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS
IN THE VICINITY OF KEITH COULD EASILY EXCEED 10 TO 15 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 1 AM CDT POSITION...18.1 N... 88.1 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...DRIFTING NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 2 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 989 MB.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
AT 4 AM CDT.

FORECASTER STEWART

Hurricane KEITH
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Code
 ADV  LAT    LON      TIME     WIND  PR  STAT
   1  16.10  -82.90 09/28/21Z   25  1004 TROPICAL DEPRESSION
   2  16.20  -83.20 09/29/03Z   25  1004 TROPICAL DEPRESSION
   3  16.20  -83.20 09/29/09Z   30  1004 TROPICAL DEPRESSION
   4  17.20  -84.30 09/29/15Z   30  1004 TROPICAL DEPRESSION
   5  17.60  -85.20 09/29/21Z   45   995 TROPICAL STORM
  5A  17.70  -85.30 09/30/00Z   45   995 TROPICAL STORM
   6  17.90  -85.30 09/30/03Z   45   995 TROPICAL STORM
  6A  17.80  -85.50 09/30/06Z   55   995 TROPICAL STORM
   7  18.10  -86.30 09/30/09Z   60   985 TROPICAL STORM
  7A  18.20  -86.40 09/30/12Z   60   985 TROPICAL STORM
   8  18.00  -86.60 09/30/15Z   70   984 HURRICANE-1
  8A  18.00  -86.60 09/30/18Z   70   982 HURRICANE-1
   9  18.00  -86.80 09/30/21Z   85   970 HURRICANE-2
  9A  18.00  -87.00 10/01/00Z   90   966 HURRICANE-2
  10  18.10  -87.10 10/01/03Z  100   960 HURRICANE-3
 10A  18.10  -87.40 10/01/06Z  105   955 HURRICANE-3
  11  18.00  -87.30 10/01/09Z  115   942 HURRICANE-4
 11A  18.20  -87.50 10/01/12Z  115   942 HURRICANE-4
  12  18.10  -87.60 10/01/15Z  115   942 HURRICANE-4
 12A  17.90  -87.70 10/01/18Z  115   942 HURRICANE-4
  13  17.90  -87.90 10/01/21Z  110   951 HURRICANE-3
 13A  17.80  -87.80 10/02/00Z   95   958 HURRICANE-2
  14  17.90  -87.90 10/02/03Z  100   958 HURRICANE-3
 14A  17.90  -87.90 10/02/04Z  100   958 HURRICANE-3
 14B  17.80  -87.90 10/02/06Z  100   958 HURRICANE-3
  15  17.60  -87.80 10/02/09Z   85   975 HURRICANE-2
 15A  17.70  -87.80 10/02/12Z   80   979 HURRICANE-1
  16  17.70  -87.80 10/02/15Z   70   979 HURRICANE-1
 16A  17.70  -87.90 10/02/18Z   65   979 HURRICANE-1
  17  17.70  -88.00 10/02/21Z   65   987 HURRICANE-1
 17A  17.90  -88.00 10/03/00Z   65   988 HURRICANE-1
  18  18.00  -88.10 10/03/03Z   60   988 TROPICAL STORM
 18A  18.10  -88.10 10/03/06Z   55   989 TROPICAL STORM
 +12  18.20  -88.20 10/03/12Z   50     - TROPICAL STORM
 +24  19.00  -88.60 10/04/00Z   40     - TROPICAL STORM
 +36  20.40  -89.40 10/04/12Z   30     - TROPICAL DEPRESSION
 +48  22.50  -90.50 10/05/00Z   35     - TROPICAL STORM
 +72  26.00  -93.00 10/06/00Z   60     - TROPICAL STORM
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[This message has been edited by Marty (edited 10-03-2000).]