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Hurricane MARTY


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HURRICANE MARTY ADVISORY NUMBER  15
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2003

...MARTY MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA...
 
AT 8 AM PDT...1500Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED THE
HURRICANE WARNING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST OF THE BAJA
CALIFORNIA PENINSULA TO BAHIA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA AND ALSO NORTHWARD
ALONG THE COAST MAINLAND MEXICO TO BAHIA KINO.
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA
FROM BAHIA MAGDALENA SOUTHWARD ON THE WEST COAST AND FROM BAHIA SAN
JUAN BAUTISTA SOUTHWARD ON THE EAST COAST...AND FOR THE COAST OF
MAINLAND MEXICO FROM BAHIA KINO TO TOPOLOBAMPO.  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 FOR
THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO FROM SOUTH OF TOPOLOBAMPO TO ALTATA.
 
AT 8 AM PDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARTY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 24.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 110.0 WEST OR ABOUT 25 MILES...40
KM...NORTHEAST OF LA PAZ ON THE EAST COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.
 
MARTY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 15 MPH ...24 KM/HR...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THE HURRICANE NORTHWARD OVER THE GULF OF
CALIFORNIA TO MAINLAND MEXICO DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE ESTIMATED NEAR  85 MPH...140 KM/HR...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  VERY SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES... 35 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 145 MILES...230 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  976 MB...28.82 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 8 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS
LIKELY 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 8 AM PDT POSITION...24.4 N...110.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 15 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 976 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 AM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 2 PM PDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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