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Hurricane IGNACIO


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HURRICANE IGNACIO ADVISORY NUMBER  10
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM PDT SUN AUG 24 2003

...IGNACIO BECOMES THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON...POSES A
SERIOUS THREAT TO THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA...
 
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 AM PDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 22.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 108.8 WEST OR ABOUT 65
MILES...100 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
IGNACIO IS MOVING ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  5 MPH... 
7 KM/HR...BUT A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER
TODAY. THIS SLOW MOTION IS EXPECTED TO BRING THE CENTER NEAR THE
SOUTHEAST COAST OF EXTREME SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA BY MID-DAY
TODAY WITH DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS ARRIVING BY LATE
MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS...WHICH MAKES IGNACIO A CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 18 HOURS AND IGNACIO COULD BECOME A
CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE LATER TODAY BEFORE IT MAKES LANDFALL.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES... 35 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO  85 MILES...140 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  984 MB...29.06 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 15 INCHES...OR EVEN HIGHER...ARE POSSIBLE
IN THE WARNING AREA.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING
FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED
NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER REACHES THE COAST.
 
REPEATING THE 2 AM PDT POSITION...22.7 N...108.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 80 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 984 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 AM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 8 AM PDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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