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Tropical Storm Norma Advisory Number   1
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP172017
900 AM MDT Thu Sep 14 2017

...TROPICAL STORM NORMA FORMS SOUTHEAST OF SOCORRO ISLAND...


SUMMARY OF 900 AM MDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.2N 109.5W
ABOUT 150 MI...240 KM SE OF SOCORRO ISLAND
ABOUT 395 MI...635 KM S OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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Interests in extreme southern Baja California Sur should monitor
the progress of Norma.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Norma was
located near latitude 17.2 North, longitude 109.5 West.  Norma is
moving toward the north near 5 mph (7 km/h), and this general motion
at an even slower forward speed is expected to continue through
early Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Norma could
become a hurricane by late Friday.

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

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 300 PM MDT.

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Forecaster Berg

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