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----------300 AM MDT Fri Sep 15 2017
...NORMA FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE WHILE MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR...
 SUMMARY OF 300 AM MDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.6N 109.7W ABOUT 85 MI...140 KM E OF SOCORRO ISLAND ABOUT 295 MI...480 KM S OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS --------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of Norma. A Hurricane Watch could be required later today for portions of the peninsula.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 300 AM MDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Norma was located near latitude 18.6 North, longitude 109.7 West. Norma is moving toward the north near 2 mph (4 km/h), and this slow motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Norma is expected to become a hurricane on Saturday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 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 900 AM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Avila
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