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Tropical Storm IGNACIO


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TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2003
 
...IGNACIO STRENGTHENING RAPIDLY...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED...

AT 11 AM PDT...1800 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA FROM
SOUTH OF LA PAZ ON THE EAST COAST TO SOUTH OF SANTA FE ON THE WEST
COAST.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM BAHIA
MAGDALENA TO SANTA FE AND FROM SAN EVARISTO TO LA PAZ.
 
PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY IN THE HURRICANE WARNING
AREA SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

AT 11 AM PDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.9 NORTH... LONGITUDE 108.6 WEST OR ABOUT
105 MILES...170 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 INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY THIS MORNING
AND ARE NOW NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL
STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST AND IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A
HURRICANE BEFORE REACHING THE BAJA PENINSULA.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  994 MB...29.35 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.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2-4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE 
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE 
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL.

REPEATING THE 11 AM PDT POSITION...21.9 N...108.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 994 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 2 PM PDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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