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Tropical Storm Norma Advisory Number   2
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP172017
300 PM MDT Thu Sep 14 2017

...NORMA GRADUALLY STRENGTHENING WHILE IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWARD...


SUMMARY OF 300 PM MDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.7N 109.3W
ABOUT 135 MI...215 KM SE OF SOCORRO ISLAND
ABOUT 360 MI...580 KM S OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 10 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 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 300 PM MDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Norma was
located near latitude 17.7 North, longitude 109.3 West.  Norma is
moving toward the north near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this general motion
at a slightly slower forward speed is expected through Friday
night.  A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional 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 1003 mb (29.62 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 900 PM MDT.

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Forecaster Berg

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