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Hurricane IGNACIO


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HURRICANE IGNACIO INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  10A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM PDT SUN AUG 24 2003
 
...IGNACIO STRENGTHENING...PASSING EAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS...

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 5 AM PDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 23.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 109.0 WEST OR ABOUT 60
MILES...100 KM...EAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.

IGNACIO IS MOVING ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  7 MPH...
11 KM/HR...AND A SLOW NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TODAY.
ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER WILL MOVE ALONG OR NEAR THE SOUTHEAST
COAST OF EXTREME SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA TODAY.
 
SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE
INCREASED TO NEAR  90 MPH...145 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE UNTIL THE CENTER MOVES OVER
LAND.
 
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  977 MB...28.85 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 5 AM PDT POSITION...23.1 N...109.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 90 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 977 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 8 AM PDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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