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Hurricane IGNACIO


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TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  18A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM PDT TUE AUG 26 2003
 
...IGNACIO DRIFTING SLOWLY......HEAVY RAINFALL AND MUD SLIDES STILL
A SERIOUS THREAT FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA...
 
AT 5 AM PDT...1200 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ADJUSTED THE
WARNINGS FOR BAJA CALIFORNIA.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN
EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA FROM LORETO TO LA
PAZ...AND FOR THE WEST COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA FROM PUERTO SAN
ADRESITO TO SANTA FE.  ALL OTHER WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.
 
AT 5 AM PDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 110.7 WEST OR ABOUT
40 MILES...60 KM...NORTH-NORTHWEST OF LA PAZ MEXICO.
 
IGNACIO IS DRIFTING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR  2 MPH... 4 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS. ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER WILL MOVE OVER SOUTHERN BAJA
CALIFORNIA TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR  60 MPH...95
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  STEADY WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS AS IGNACIO INTERACTS WITH THE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN OF
BAJA CALIFORNIA.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  60 MILES
... 95 KM...MAINLY NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  995 MB...29.38 INCHES.
 
EVEN THOUGH IGNACIO IS NO LONGER A HURRICANE...HEAVY RAINFALL WITH
STORM TOTALS EXCEEDING 20 INCHES ARE STILL LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF
SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING
FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM PDT POSITION...24.7 N...110.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  2 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 995 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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