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Tropical Storm IGNACIO


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TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2003
 
...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS TO TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO...WARNINGS
EXTENDED NORTHWARD...

AT 8 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED THE
TROPICAL STORM WARNING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST AND WEST COASTS OF
THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN
EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA FROM BAHIA
MAGDALENA TO SAN EVARISTO.
 
AT 8 AM PDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 108.5 WEST OR ABOUT
115 MILES...185 KM...SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
IGNACIO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 6 MPH ... 9 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THE
FORECAST TRACK...IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INLAND OR PASS VERY
NEAR THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA VERY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
HOWEVER...RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY CAUTIONED NOT TO FOCUS ON THE
LANDFALL OF THE CENTER...SINCE THE PRECISE TIMING AND LOCATION OF
LANDFALL IS UNCERTAIN...AND BECAUSE CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE
OVER A LARGE AREA WELL BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES THE COAST.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE STRENGTHENED AND ARE NOW NEAR 45 MPH...
75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS...AND ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO BE A
STRONG TROPICAL STORM BY THE TIME IT REACHES THE COAST.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES
...110 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNING AREA.
THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD
SLIDES.

REPEATING THE 8 AM PDT POSITION...21.8 N...108.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 11 AM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 2 PM PDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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