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Tropical Depression Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS ALONG THE COAST OF MEXICO NEAR
TAMPICO...
...CENTER MAKING LANDFALL AT THIS TIME...


SUMMARY OF 130 PM CDT...1830 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.3N 97.8W
ABOUT 0 MI...0 KM N OF TAMPICO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 250 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB...29.80 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 130 PM CDT...1830 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 97.8 WEST. THE
DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 6 MPH...9 KM/H
...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION IS CURRENTLY MAKING LANDFALL IN THE
VICINITY OF TAMPICO MEXICO.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS LIKELY DURING THE NEXT FEW
HOURS.  WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AS THE CENTER MOVES FARTHER INLAND...
AND THE CYCLONE IS EXPECTED TO DEGENERATE TO A REMNANT LOW PRESSURE
AREA OVER EASTERN MEXICO ON SATURDAY.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON SURFACE OBSERVATIONS
IN THE TAMPICO AREA IS 1009 MB...29.80 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...WIND GUSTS TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE ARE POSSIBLE IN A FEW
SQUALLS OVER PORTIONS OF THE MEXICAN STATES OF VERACRUZ AND
TAMAULIPAS TODAY AND TONIGHT.

RAINFALL...THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE TOTAL RAINFALL OF 3
TO 5 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES...IN THE
MEXICAN STATES OF VERACRUZ AND TAMAULIPAS.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
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