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Hurricane IGNACIO


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HURRICANE IGNACIO INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  13A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM PDT SUN AUG 24 2003
 
...IGNACIO DRIFTING ERRATICALLY NORTHWESTWARD NEAR THE EAST COAST 
OF THE BAJA PENINSULA...HEAVY RAINFALL AND MUD SLIDES LIKELY...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS 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 IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN BAJA
CALIFORNIA PENINSULA FROM LORETO TO SAN EVARISTO AND FROM PUERTO
SAN ANDRESITO TO BAHIA MAGDALENA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ALSO
IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO FROM ALTATA
TO TOPOLOBAMPO.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO
NORTH OF TOPOLOBAMPO TO HUATABAMPITO.
 
PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD
HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
 
AT 11 PM PDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 23.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 109.6 WEST OR ABOUT 50
MILES...80 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF LA PAZ MEXICO.
 
IGNACIO IS DRIFTING ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 2 MPH...4
KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE
NEXT 24 HOURS. THE CENTER OF IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO MOVE VERY CLOSE
TO THE EAST COAST OF SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA OVERNIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 90 MPH...150 KM/HR...WITH 
HIGHER GUSTS...MAKING IGNACIO A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH ARE
POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES...35 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 70 MILES...110 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  976 MB...28.82 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 20 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 4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER REACHES THE
COAST.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM PDT POSITION...23.9 N...109.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  2 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 90 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 976 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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