Tropical Storm #Ernesto expected to become a Hurricane TONIGHT

Update 11 AM EDT ERNESTO STRENGTHENS…EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY TONIGHT

See Also – Ernesto expected to make landfall in or around Belize

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…15.8N 80.5W
ABOUT 190 MI…305 KM ENE OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON NIC/HON BORDER
ABOUT 405 MI…655 KM E OF ISLA ROATAN HONDURAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…994 MB…29.35 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CHETUMAL NORTHWARD TO PUNTA ALLEN…AND HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM NORTH OF PUNTA ALLEN TO TULUM. THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ALSO ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FROM NORTH OF TULUM TO CHETUMAL.

THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WATCH FOR THE ENTIRE COAST OF BELIZE.

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…CHETUMAL TO PUNTA ALLEN ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…THE ENTIRE COAST OF BELIZE

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…THE COAST OF HONDURAS FROM THE HONDURAS / NICARAGUA BORDER WESTWARD TO PUNTA SAL…INCLUDING THE BAY ISLANDS NORTH OF PUNTA ALLEN TO TULUM ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…THE COAST OF HONDURAS FROM WEST OF PUNTA SAL TO THE HONDURAS / GUATEMALA BORDER NORTH OF TULUM TO CANCUN ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

Be sure and check the Tropical Weather Page for more Information and Graphics.

 Active Tropical Systems – Tropical Storm Ernesto / Post-Tropical Cyclone Florence

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