Bonnie Will Soon Move Offshore Of Nicaragua And Emerge Over The Pacific

Tropical Storm

Tropics Forecast Cone at 9:48 Wednesday Morning, July 06th

Location 50 miles NW of Liberia Costa Rica
Wind 40 mph
Heading W at 14 mph
Pressure 29.59
Coordinates 85.8W, 11.2N


At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bonnie was located near latitude 11.2 North, longitude 85.8 West. Bonnie is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a continued westward motion with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected later today. A west-northwestward motion is expected to begin tonight or on Sunday and continue into Tuesday. On the forecast track, Bonnie will emerge over the eastern Pacific Ocean in the next couple of hours. Bonnie will then move offshore of but parallel to the coasts of El Salvador, Guatemala, and southern Mexico today through Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast after Bonnie emerges over the eastern Pacific later this morning and should continue through Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).

Tropics Satellite at 10:13 Wednesday Morning, July 06th

Watches and Warnings




A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for, * Limon Costa Rica northward to Sandy Bay Sirpi Nicaragua * Cabo Blanco Costa Rica northward to the border of Nicaragua and Honduras

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 6 to 12 hours.

Interests along the Pacific coasts of El Salvador, Guatemala, and southern Mexico should monitor the progress of Bonnie.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

Tropics Models at 10:01 Wednesday Morning, July 06th

Land Hazards

Key messages for Tropical Storm Bonnie can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO header WTNT42 KNHC.

RAINFALL: Bonnie will continue to produce heavy rain across portions of Nicaragua and Costa Rica through today. The following storm total rainfall amounts are expected:

Nicaragua and Costa Rica: 4 to 8 inches, localized 12 inches. This rainfall is expected to result in life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are occurring in the Tropical Storm Warning area along the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and these will likely continue for several more hours.

STORM SURGE: Water levels are expected to subside along the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua later this morning.