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----------900 AM MDT Thu Sep 14 2017
...TROPICAL STORM NORMA FORMS SOUTHEAST OF SOCORRO ISLAND...
 SUMMARY OF 900 AM MDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...17.2N 109.5W ABOUT 150 MI...240 KM SE OF SOCORRO ISLAND ABOUT 395 MI...635 KM S OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- Interests in extreme southern Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of Norma.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Norma was located near latitude 17.2 North, longitude 109.5 West.  Norma is moving toward the north near 5 mph (7 km/h), and this general motion at an even slower forward speed is expected to continue through early Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Norma could become a hurricane by late Friday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 300 PM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Berg
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