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15L Upgraded to Tropical Storm Oscar

10.4N 37.9W

October 4th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression 15L – October 3rd, 2012

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Track of Tropical Depression 15L - October 3rd, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 15L

On October 3, the NHC upgraded a low-pressure area to Tropical Depression Fifteen, then to a tropical storm 12 hours later.

As of 11 a.m. AST (1500 UTC) October 4, Tropical Storm Oscar is located about 1205 mi (1935 km) west-northwest of Cape Verde. Maximum sustained winds are 40 knots (45 mph, 75 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1001 mbar (hPa; 29.56 InHg), and the system is moving north-northeast at 8 kt (9 mph, 15 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km) to the east of the center.

Tropical Depression 15L in Atlantic, Moving Northwest at 12 Knots

13.9N 39.8W

October 3rd, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression 15L – October 3rd, 2012

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Track of Tropical Depression 15L - October 3rd, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 15L

As of 5 p.m. AST (2100 UTC) October 3, Tropical Depression Fifteen is located within 20 nautical miles of 18.6°N 42.0°W, about 1200 mi (1930 km) west of Cape Verde. Maximum sustained winds are 30 knots (35 mph, 55 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1008 mbar (hPa; 29.77 InHg), and the system is moving northwest at 12 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h).

Tropical Storm Nate (15L) Could Reach Hurricane Strength Before Making Landfall Over Mexico – September 11th, 2011

22.8N 94.6W

September 11th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Nate (15L) - September 10th, 2011

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Track of Tropical Storm Nate (15L) - September 10th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 15L

At 1:00 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Nate (15L) was located by an air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft near latitude 20.1 north, longitude 94.2 west.

Nate has been moving slowly toward the west near 2 mph (4 km/h) over the past few hours. A slightly faster westward motion is expected over the next couple of days, and on the forecast track the center of Nate will reach the coast of Mexico in the warning area on Sunday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center. The latest minimum central pressure based on data from the aircraft is 1000 mb (29.53 inches). Preliminary data from the aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and Nate could be near hurricane strength as it approaches the coast of Mexico on Sunday.

A hurricane watch is in effect for Mexico from Tampico to Veracruz, and a tropical storm warning is in effect for Mexico from Tampico to Punta El Lagarto. Hazards affecting land include wind, rainfall and storm surge. Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area by tonight or early Sunday. Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area by midday Sunday.

Nate is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches over the Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco. A storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 1 to 3 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast near and to the north of where the center makes landfall. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous waves.

Matthew (15L) Weakens to Tropical Depression – September 26th, 2010

16.7N 91.1W

September 26th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Matthew (15L) - September 25th, 2010

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Track of TD 15L - September 25th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 15L

As of 11 p.m. EDT (0300 UTC) September 25, Tropical Depression Matthew (15L) was located within 30 nautical miles of 17.0°N 91.0°W, about 75 mi (125 km) west of Tikal, Guatemala and 125 mi (200 km) south-southeast of Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are 30 knots (35 mph, 55 km/h) with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1001 mbar (hPa; 29.56 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 13 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h).

Tropical Storm Matthew Located Near Honduras and Belize

17.0N 85W

September 25th, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Matthew (15L) - September 24th, 2010

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Track of TS 15L - September 24th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 15L

As of 11 p.m. EDT September 24 (0300 UTC September 25), Tropical Storm Matthew (15L) was located within 30 nautical miles of 15.2°N 85.0°W, about 125 mi (205 km) east-southeast of La Ceiba, Honduras and about 245 mi (395 km) east-southeast of Monkey River Town, Belize.

Maximum sustained winds are 45 knots (50 mph, 85 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 998 mbar (hPa; 29.47 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 13 kt (15 mph, 24 km/h).