Tropical Cyclone 03L (Cristobal)…is located about 45 miles south-southeast of Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico

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Tropical Cyclone 03L (Cristobal)

This system made landfall near Atasta, Mexico…just to the west of Ciudad Del Carmen. Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. Cristobal is likely to linger over land in eastern Mexico through Friday. Beyond that, it is expected to move toward the U.S. Gulf Coast late Sunday or early Monday. Some impacts, including heavy rain and high surf, should reach the U.S. Gulf Coast beginning Saturday.Areas near the U.S. Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida should monitor the progress of Cristobal. Cristobal will produce torrential rain and life-threatening flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America. The last June hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico was Alex, which made landfall in northeastern Mexico on June 30, 2010…which brought flooding rain to Monterey, Mexico, and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. According to the NHC, Cristobal has resumed a southeastward motion at about 3 mph (6 km/h), and this motion should continue this morning. A turn toward the north-northeast and north is expected later today, and a general northward motion should continue through Saturday. On the forecast track, the center will move over the land mass of eastern Mexico through today. The center is forecast to move back over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Friday, and over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are now near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow weakening will occur while the cyclone moves over land, and Cristobal will likely become a tropical depression later today. Some re-strengthening is expected to begin on Friday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center, primarily over water. HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND RAINFALL: Cristobal is expected to produce the following rain accumulations through Saturday: Mexican states of Campeche, northern Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Yucatan…10 to 20 inches, isolated 25 inches. Mexican state of southern Chiapas…15 to 20 inches, isolated 25 inches. Mexican states of Veracruz and Oaxaca…5 to 10 inches. Southern Guatemala…Additional 15 to 20 inches, isolated storm total amounts of 35 inches dating back to Saturday, May 30th. El Salvador…Additional 10 to 15 inches, isolated storm total amounts of 35 inches dating back to Saturday, May 30th. Belize and Honduras…3 to 6 inches, isolated 10 inches. Rainfall in all of these areas may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. WIND: Tropical storm conditions are affecting the coast within portions of the warning area.