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Tropical Storm MARTY


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TROPICAL STORM MARTY ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2003

...MARTY THREATENS SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA...

AT 2 PM PDT...2100Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
HURRICANE WATCH FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA...FROM BAHIA MAGDALENA
SOUTHWARD ON THE WEST COAST AND FROM SAN EVARISTO SOUTHWARD ON THE
EAST COAST.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
AT 2 PM PDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARTY WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 18.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 108.6 WEST OR ABOUT 310 MILES
...500 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.
 
MARTY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR  5 MPH... 7 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS FORECAST TRACK...MARTY IS
EXPECTED TO MOVE NEAR THE WEST COAST OF SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA IN
ABOUT 36 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR  70 MPH...110
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES
...280 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  990 MB...29.23 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM PDT POSITION...18.6 N...108.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 990 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 5 PM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 8 PM
PDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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