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----------900 PM MDT Thu Sep 14 2017
...NORMA EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN WHILE IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWARD TOWARD BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR...
 SUMMARY OF 900 PM MDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.3N 109.3W ABOUT 115 MI...190 KM ESE OF SOCORRO ISLAND ABOUT 320 MI...515 KM S OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- Interests in Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of Norma.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 900 PM MDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Norma was located near latitude 18.3 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 are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Norma could become a hurricane by Friday night or Saturday.
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 ---------------------- SURF:  Swells generated by Norma will begin affecting portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico and Baja California Sur this weekend.  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 300 AM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Brown
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