TCPEP2 16:33:14.1913

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----------300 PM MDT Thu Sep 14 2017
...NORMA GRADUALLY STRENGTHENING WHILE IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWARD...
 SUMMARY OF 300 PM MDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...17.7N 109.3W ABOUT 135 MI...215 KM SE OF SOCORRO ISLAND ABOUT 360 MI...580 KM S OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 10 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- Interests in extreme southern Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of Norma.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 300 PM MDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Norma was located near latitude 17.7 North, longitude 109.3 West.  Norma is moving toward the north near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this general motion at a slightly slower forward speed is expected through Friday night.  A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.  Additional 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 1003 mb (29.62 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 900 PM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Berg
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