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Tropical Storm IGNACIO


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TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   9A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM PDT SAT AUG 23 2003
 
...IGNACIO NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH AS IT SLOWLY APPROACHES
SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA...
 
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 11 PM PDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 108.9 WEST OR ABOUT 
65 MILES...105 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
IGNACIO IS MOVING ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR  5 MPH... 
7 KM/HR.  THIS SLOW MOTION IS EXPECTED TO BRING THE CENTER
TO THE COAST OF EXTREME SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA BY MID-DAY SUNDAY
WITH DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS ARRIVING SUNDAY MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BEFORE REACHING
SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA ON SUNDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  85 MILES ...140 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  989 MB...29.21 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 2 TO 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 REACHES THE COAST.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM PDT POSITION...22.4 N...108.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 989 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 AM PDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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