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Hurricane MARTY


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HURRICANE MARTY ADVISORY NUMBER  14
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2003

...MARTY STRENGTHENS TO CATEGORY TWO...EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL
OVER SOUTHERN BAJA IN A FEW HOURS...

AT 2 AM PDT...0900Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED THE
HURRICANE WARNING ALONG THE EAST COAST OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA
PENINSULA NORTHWARD TO MULEGE...AND REPLACED THE HURRICANE WATCH
WITH A HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO FROM
TOPOLOBAMPO TO GUAYMAS.
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA
FROM BAHIA MAGDALENA SOUTHWARD ON THE WEST COAST AND FROM MULEGE
SOUTHWARD ON THE EAST COAST...AND FOR THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO
FROM TOPOLOBAMPO TO GUAYMAS.  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 IS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA FROM
PUNTA ABREOJOS TO BAHIA MAGDALENA ON THE WEST COAST...AND NORTH OF
MULEGE TO BAHIA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA ON THE EAST COAST.  A HURRICANE
WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO FROM SOUTH
OF TOPOLOBAMPO TO ALTATA...AND NORTH OF GUAYMAS TO BAHIA KINO. A
HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN
THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
AT 2 AM PDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARTY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 22.6 NORTH... LONGITUDE 109.6 WEST OR ABOUT 30 MILES...45
KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
MARTY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 12 MPH ...19 KM/HR...AND A
SLIGHT INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TODAY.  ON THIS TRACK
THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE WILL BE MOVING OVER EXTREME SOUTHERN BAJA
CALIFORNIA IN A FEW HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 100 MPH...160
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS
FORECAST PRIOR TO 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.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  973 MB...28.73 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 NEAR THE PATH OF THE HURRICANE.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
 
REPEATING THE 2 AM PDT POSITION...22.6 N...109.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...100 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 973 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 AM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 8 AM
PDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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