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Tropical Depression 11E Producing Heavy Rain Across Parts of Southern Mexico

17.4N 105.2W

September 4th, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression 11E - September 3rd, 2010

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At 8:00 PM PDT (03:00 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression 11E was located near latitude 15.5 North, longitude 95.2 West. The land visible in the upper part of the image is part of Mexico’s Yucat√°n Peninsula.

The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/hr). This general motion with a turn toward the northwest is expected over the next day or so. On this track, the center of the system is expected to cross the coast of Mexico on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/hr) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast, and the depression could become a tropical storm before moving inland on Saturday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

Hazards affecting land include strong winds and rainfall. Tropical storm wind conditions are expected to reach the coast within the warning area early Saturday.

The depression is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches over the mexican state of Oaxaca. Isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches are possible in higher elevations, which could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

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