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Hurricane MARTY


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HURRICANE MARTY ADVISORY NUMBER  13
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 PM PDT SUN SEP 21 2003

...MARTY GETTING STRONGER AS IT APPROACHES THE SOUTHERN BAJA
PENINSULA...
 
AT 8 PM PDT...0300Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED THE
HURRICANE WARNING ALONG THE EAST COAST OF THE BAJA PENINSULA
NORTHWARD TO LORETO.
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA
...FROM BAHIA MAGDALENA SOUTHWARD ON THE WEST COAST AND FROM LORETO
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.
 
AT 8 PM PDT...0300Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED THE
HURRICANE WATCH ALONG THE EAST COAST OF THE BAJA PENINSULA
NORTHWARD TO BAHIA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA...AND ON MAINLAND MEXICO
NORTHWARD TO BAHIA KINO.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA
FROM PUNTA ABREOJOS TO BAHIA MAGDALENA ON THE WEST COAST AND FROM
BAHIA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA TO LORETO ON THE EAST COAST.  A HURRICANE
WATCH IS ALSO NOW IN EFFECT FOR MAINLAND MEXICO FROM ALTATA TO
BAHIA KINO. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
AT 8 PM PDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARTY WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 21.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 109.7 WEST OR ABOUT 105 MILES
...165 KM...SOUTH OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
MARTY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR...
AND A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT WITH
A SLIGHT INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. ON THIS TRACK...THE EYE OF
HURRICANE MARTY IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR OR OVER THE SOUTHERN TIP OF
BAJA CALIFORNIA BY MONDAY MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST AND MARTY COULD
BECOME A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE
BEFORE IT MAKES LANDFALL.
 
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  981 MB...28.97 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 8 PM PDT POSITION...21.4 N...109.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 981 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 11 PM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 2 AM PDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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