940  
WTPZ35 KNHC 280837  
TCPEP5  
 
BULLETIN  
TROPICAL STORM SELMA ADVISORY NUMBER 5  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP202017  
400 AM CDT SAT OCT 28 2017  
   
..SELMA SHOULD MAKE LANDFALL IN A FEW HOURS
 
 
SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION  
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LOCATION...13.0N 88.8W  
ABOUT 55 MI...90 KM SSE OF SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR  
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H  
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H  
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES  
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS  
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:  
 
NONE.  
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:  
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...  
* ENTIRE COAST OF EL SALVADOR  
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...  
* PACIFIC COAST OF GUATEMALA  
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE  
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.  
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE  
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA.  
 
INTERESTS IN WESTERN HONDURAS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF SELMA.  
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA, PLEASE MONITOR  
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.  
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK  
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AT 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM SELMA WAS  
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.0 NORTH, LONGITUDE 88.8 WEST. SELMA IS  
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 7 MPH (11 KM/H), AND THIS  
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT DAY. ON THE FORECAST  
TRACK SELMA SHOULD MAKE LANDFALL IN EL SALVADOR DURING THE NEXT FEW  
HOURS AND DISSIPATE OVER CENTRAL AMERICA BY TONIGHT.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH (65 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  
LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS ANTICIPATED BEFORE LANDFALL, WITH  
RAPID WEAKENING EXPECTED THEREAFTER.  
 
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES (75 KM),  
PRIMARILY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.  
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB (29.68 INCHES).  
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND  
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RAINFALL: SELMA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF  
2 TO 5 INCHES OVER EL SALVADOR, SOUTHERN GUATEMALA AND SOUTHERN  
HONDURAS THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS RAINFALL COULD CAUSE ISOLATED FLASH  
FLOODS, ESPECIALLY IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.  
 
WIND: TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING  
AREA SOON. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS, PRIMARILY IN GUSTS, ARE  
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA BY SATURDAY MORNING.  
 
SURF: SWELLS GENERATED BY SELMA ARE AFFECTING PORTIONS OF THE  
COASTS OF NICARAGUA, HONDURAS, EL SALVADOR AND GUATEMALA.  
THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP  
CURRENT CONDITIONS. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL  
WEATHER OFFICE.  
 
NEXT ADVISORY  
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NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY AT 700 AM CDT.  
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1000 AM CDT.  
 

 
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