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Hurricane OTIS


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TROPICAL STORM OTIS ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM PDT SUN OCT 02 2005
 
...OTIS CONTINUES TO WEAKEN WHILE APPROACHING BAJA CALIFORNIA... 

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE PACIFIC COAST OF
THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA FROM PUNTA ABREOJOS SOUTHWARD TO
CABO SAN LUCAS.
 
AT 8 AM PDT...1500Z THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED NORTHWARD
THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING ALONG THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA COAST TO
LORETO. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM CABO SAN
LUCAS TO LORETO.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF LORETO
NORTHWARD TO MULAGE.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE NEAR BOTH COASTS OF THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF
OTIS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 8 AM PDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OTIS WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 23.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 111.7 WEST OR ABOUT  115
MILES... 185 KM...WEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
AND ABOUT  130 MILES... 210 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LAZARO
MEXICO.
 
OTIS IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 6 MPH... 9 KM/HR...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THE CENTER
OF OTIS IS CURRENTLY FORECAST TO REMAIN WEST OR VERY NEAR THE WEST
COAST OF SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
HOWEVER...ANY MOTION TO THE RIGHT OF THE FORECAST TRACK COULD BRING
THE CENTER NEAR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR  65 MPH...100
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES ...150 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  994 MB...29.35 INCHES.

OTIS IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3
INCHES OVER THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN BAJA PENINSULA THROUGH
MONDAY...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 5 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER
TERRAIN OF THE CENTRAL BAJA PENINSULA.

REPEATING THE 8 AM PDT POSITION...23.0 N...111.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 65 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 994 MB.
 
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 AVILA
 
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