188  
WTPZ35 KNHC 281142  
TCPEP5  
 
BULLETIN  
TROPICAL STORM SELMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 5A  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP202017  
700 AM CDT SAT OCT 28 2017  
   
..SELMA MAKES LANDFALL JUST SOUTHEAST OF SAN SALVADOR
 
 
SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION  
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LOCATION...13.6N 88.9W  
ABOUT 20 MI...34 KM ESE OF SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR  
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H  
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 5 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 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 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM SELMA WAS  
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.6 NORTH, LONGITUDE 88.9 WEST. SELMA IS  
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 9 MPH (15 KM/H), AND THIS GENERAL  
MOTION IS EXPECTED THROUGH TODAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, SELMA  
SHOULD QUICKLY WEAKEN AND DISSIPATE OVER CENTRAL AMERICA BY TONIGHT.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH (65 KM/H) WITH HIGHER  
GUSTS. RAPID WEAKENING IS EXPECTED THROUGH TODAY WITH DISSIPATION  
BY TONIGHT.  
 
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES (75 KM),  
PRIMARILY TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST 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 LIKELY OCCURRING WITHIN THE  
WARNING AREA. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS, PRIMARILY IN GUSTS, ARE  
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA EARLY THIS MORNING. WINDS SHOULD  
DIMINISH BY LATE MORNING IN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS.  
 
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 TODAY. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER  
OFFICE.  
 
NEXT ADVISORY  
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1000 AM CDT.  
 

 
FORECASTER ROBERTS  
 
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