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----------Issued by the NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 1000 AM CDT Fri Sep 08 2017
...KATIA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...
 SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...21.0N 95.8W ABOUT 160 MI...255 KM ESE OF TAMPICO MEXICO ABOUT 125 MI...205 KM NNE OF VERACRUZ MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 240 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB...28.80 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
None.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * North of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco * South of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 12 to 24 hours.  Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Katia was located near latitude 21.0 North, longitude 95.8 West. Katia is moving toward the west-southwest near 5 mph (7 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through landfall within the hurricane warning area early Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening  is expected and Katia could be near major hurricane strength at landfall.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 975 mb (28.80 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- STORM SURGE:  A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels near and to the north of where Katia makes landfall.  Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
RAINFALL:  Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches over northern Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo, and Puebla.  Katia is also expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 5 inches over southern Tamaulipas, eastern San Luis Potosi, western Hidalgo, eastern Queretaro, and southern Veracruz through Saturday evening.  Isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches are possible in northern Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo, Puebla, and San Luis Potosi. This rainfall will likely cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain.
WIND:  Hurricane conditions are expected within portions of the hurricane warning area by tonight or early Saturday, with tropical storm conditions expected within the tropical storm warning areas by later today.
SURF:  Swells generated by Katia will continue to affect portions of the coast of southeastern Mexico during the next couple of days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 100 PM CDT. Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.
$$ Forecaster Carbin/Bann
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