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----------700 PM CDT Wed Sep 06 2017
...KATIA MOVING LITTLE IN THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO...
 SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...21.7N 94.9W ABOUT 195 MI...315 KM E OF TAMPICO MEXICO ABOUT 190 MI...310 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:
None.
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 700 PM CDT (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Katia was located near latitude 21.7 North, longitude 94.9 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.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Katia is a small tropical cyclone. 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.
SURF:  Swells generated by Katia are expected to affect portions of the coast of southeastern Mexico tomorrow.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.
$$ Forecaster Blake
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