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Hurricane NORBERT


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HURRICANE NORBERT ADVISORY NUMBER  21
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP152008
800 PM PDT WED OCT 08 2008

...NORBERT TURNS TOWARD THE NORTHWEST....
 
INTERESTS IN THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA SHOULD MONITOR
THE PROGRESS OF NORBERT.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 800 PM PDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE NORBERT WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 17.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 111.8 WEST OR ABOUT 420 MILES
...675 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.
 
NORBERT IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR...AND
A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY
A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST ON FRIDAY WITH SOME INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 135 MPH...215 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  NORBERT IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  NORBERT SHOULD BEGIN TO WEAKEN BY LATE
TOMORROW AND STEADY WEAKENING IS FORECAST BEGIN ON FRIDAY.
 
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 FROM SATELLITE IMAGERY IS 948
MB...27.99 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 800 PM PDT POSITION...17.1 N...111.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...135 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...948 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
200 AM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE
 
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