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Hurricane MARTY


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HURRICANE MARTY ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM PDT SUN SEP 21 2003

...HURRICANE MARTY THREATENS SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA
...FROM BAHIA MAGDALENA SOUTHWARD ON THE WEST COAST AND FROM SAN
EVARISTO SOUTHWARD ON THE EAST COAST.  A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS
THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND
PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA
FROM PUNTA ABREOJOS TO BAHIA MAGDALENA ON THE WEST COAST AND FROM
MULEGE TO SAN EVARISTO 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 GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
HURRICANE WATCH FOR MAINLAND MEXICO FROM ALTATA TO GUAYMAS.
 
AT 2 PM PDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARTY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 20.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 109.4 WEST OR ABOUT 165 MILES...270
KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.
 
MARTY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  8 MPH...13 KM/HR. 
A SLIGHT INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED AND THIS TRACK
SHOULD BRING THE HURRICANE NEAR OR OVER SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA ON
MONDAY MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR  75 MPH...120 KM/HR
...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  HOWEVER...SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  35 MILES... 55 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 145 MILES...230 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  984 MB...29.06 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 8 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST IN THE WARNING AREA NEAR WHERE THE
HURRICANE WINDS ARE BLOWING ONSHORE.  THIS FLOODING MAY BE
ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...ARE
LIKELY ALONG THE PATH OF THE HURRICANE.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM PDT POSITION...20.5 N...109.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 75 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 984 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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