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----------300 PM MDT Fri Sep 15 2017
...NORMA ALMOST A HURRICANE...
 SUMMARY OF 300 PM MDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.9N 110.1W ABOUT 60 MI...95 KM E OF SOCORRO ISLAND ABOUT 275 MI...445 KM S OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...990 MB...29.24 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 Tropical Storm Watch could be required tonight or tomorrow for a part of the peninsula.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 300 PM MDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Norma was located near latitude 18.9 North, longitude 110.1 West.  Norma is moving toward the northwest near 2 mph (4 km/h).  A slow northwestward or northward motion is expected during the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and Norma is expected to become a hurricane this evening or tonight.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 990 mb (29.24 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 PM MDT.
$$ Forecaster Berg
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