Oct. 5, 2017, as of 8 a.m.
State EOC Activation Level: Crisis Action Team
WebEOC Incident: 17-028 Tropical System Nate — Statewide — October
Tropical Weather Outlook: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Nate. Please stay tuned to your local National Weather Service for the latest updates.
Tropical Storm Nate: The center of Tropical Storm Nate was located near latitude 13.9 North, longitude 83.4 West. Nate is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph and this motion is expected to continue this morning. A north-northwestward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast to begin later today and continue through Friday night. On the forecast track, the center of Nate should move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras today and then over northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday. The center is expected to approach the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula late Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today as the center of Nate moves across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras. Strengthening is likely over northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles mainly over water to the east of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb. Puerto Cabezas recently reported a pressure of 1001 mb.