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Tropical Storm IGNACIO


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TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM PDT SAT AUG 23 2003
 
...IGNACIO NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH...

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT 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 WARNING AREA SHOULD
BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
 
AT 2 PM PDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.9 NORTH... LONGITUDE 108.7 WEST OR ABOUT
100 MILES...160 KM...SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
IGNACIO IS MOVING ERRATICALLY 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 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 CONTINUE TO INCREASE AND ARE NOW NEAR 70
MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO BECOME
A HURRICANE BEFORE REACHING THE BAJA PENINSULA.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  85 MILES
...140 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  990 MB...29.23 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 2 PM PDT POSITION...21.9 N...108.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 990 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 5 PM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 8 PM PDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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