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----------400 PM CDT Wed Sep 06 2017
...HURRICANE KATIA FORMS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO... ...A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF THE STATE OF VERACRUZ...
 SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...21.7N 95.1W ABOUT 185 MI...295 KM E OF TAMPICO MEXICO ABOUT 185 MI...300 KM NNE OF VERACRUZ MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 135 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...992 MB...29.30 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch for the coast of the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * Tuxpan to Laguna Verde
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.  A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Katia was located near latitude 21.7 North, longitude 95.1 West. Katia is moving toward the southeast near 3 mph (6 km/h). Little overall motion is anticipated through tonight, but a southwestward drift should begin tomorrow.
Data from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.30 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- RAINFALL:  Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches over northern Veracruz, and 2 to 5 inches over far southern Tamaulipas, northeast Puebla, and southern Veracruz through Saturday morning. Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible in northern Veracruz. This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain.
WIND:  Hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area by late Friday, with tropical storm conditions possible earlier that day.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 700 PM CDT. Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.
$$ Forecaster Avila
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