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----------Issued by the NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 1000 PM CDT Fri Sep 08 2017
...KATIA MAKING LANDFALL NORTH OF TECOLUTLA MEXICO...
 SUMMARY OF 1000 PM CDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...20.6N 97.2W ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM SSE OF TAMPICO MEXICO ABOUT 115 MI...185 KM NW OF VERACRUZ MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 250 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB...29.18 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.  Preparations to protect life and property should be completed.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Katia was located near latitude 20.6 North, longitude 97.2 West. Katia is moving toward the west-southwest near 7 mph (11 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue until dissipation on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts.  Rapid weakening is forecast during the next 24 hours.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 65 miles (100 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 988 mb (29.18 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- STORM SURGE:  A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 5 to 8 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 tonight or early Saturday, with tropical storm conditions expected to continue within the tropical storm warning areas.
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 AM CDT. Next complete advisory at 400 AM CDT.
$$ Forecaster Roth/Lamers
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