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Tropical Storm OTIS (Text)


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Tropical Storm Otis Advisory Number  28
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP152017
800 AM PDT Mon Sep 18 2017

...OTIS CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY WEAKEN...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...19.0N 127.4W
ABOUT 1160 MI...1865 KM W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...993 MB...29.33 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Otis was
located near latitude 19.0 North, longitude 127.4 West.  Otis is
moving toward the north near 2 mph (4 km/h).  A sharp turn toward
the southwest is expected tonight.  A continued southwestward
motion with an increase in forward speed is forecast after that.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph (110 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional rapid weakening is forecast during
the next 48 hours and Otis is expected to become a tropical
depression by tomorrow.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb (29.33 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Zelinsky

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