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Hurricane IGNACIO


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HURRICANE IGNACIO ADVISORY NUMBER  11
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM PDT SUN AUG 24 2003

...IGNACIO NOW A STRONG CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE...

AT 8 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED
HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS NORTHWARD.  A HURRICANE
WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA
FROM SOUTH OF SAN EVARISTO ON THE EAST COAST AND SOUTH OF BAHIA
MAGDALENA ON THE WEST COAST.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN
EFFECT FROM LORETO TO SAN EVARISTO AND FROM PUERTO SAN ANDRESITO TO
BAHIA MAGDALENA.
 
PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD
BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
 
AT 8 AM PDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 23.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 109.0 WEST OR ABOUT 45
MILES...70 KM...EAST OF SAN JOSE DEL CABO IN EXTREME SOUTHERN BAJA
CALIFORNIA.

IGNACIO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  6 MPH ... 9 KM/HR...AND A
TURN TO THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON
THIS TRACK...THE CENTER WILL MOVE ALONG OR NEAR THE SOUTHEAST COAST
OF EXTREME SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 105 MPH...165
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS LIKELY
AS LONG AS THE CENTER REMAINS OVER WATER...AND IGNACIO COULD BECOME
A MAJOR HURRICANE LATER TODAY.
 
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.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  970 MB...28.64 INCHES.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 15 INCHES...LOCALLY HIGHER...ARE POSSIBLE
IN THE WARNING AREA.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING
FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 5 TO 7 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 8 AM PDT POSITION...23.3 N...109.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...105 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 970 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 PASCH
 
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