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Hurricane Katia Advisory Number   5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL132017
400 PM CDT Wed Sep 06 2017

...HURRICANE KATIA FORMS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO...
...A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF THE STATE OF
VERACRUZ...


SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.7N 95.1W
ABOUT 185 MI...295 KM E OF TAMPICO MEXICO
ABOUT 185 MI...300 KM NNE OF VERACRUZ MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 135 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...992 MB...29.30 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch for the coast
of the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Tuxpan to Laguna Verde

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area.  A watch is typically issued 48 hours
before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Katia was located
near latitude 21.7 North, longitude 95.1 West. Katia is moving
toward the southeast near 3 mph (6 km/h). Little overall motion is
anticipated through tonight, but a southwestward drift should begin
tomorrow.

Data from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum
sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48
hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles
(95 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.30 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL:  Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
5 to 10 inches over northern Veracruz, and 2 to 5 inches over far
southern Tamaulipas, northeast Puebla, and southern Veracruz through
Saturday morning. Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible
in northern Veracruz. This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash
floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain.

WIND:  Hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area by
late Friday, with tropical storm conditions possible earlier that
day.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 700 PM CDT.
Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.

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Forecaster Avila

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