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Hurricane Norma Advisory Number   7
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP172017
900 PM MDT Fri Sep 15 2017

...NORMA BECOMES A HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 900 PM MDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...19.0N 110.2W
ABOUT 55 MI...85 KM ENE OF SOCORRO ISLAND
ABOUT 270 MI...435 KM S OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...986 MB...29.12 INCHES


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

Interests in Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of
Norma.  A Tropical Storm Watch could be required later tonight or
Saturday for a part of the peninsula.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 900 PM MDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Norma was located
near latitude 19.0 North, longitude 110.2 West. Norma is moving
toward the north-northwest near 2 mph (4 km/h)  A slow north-
northwestward or northward motion is expected during the
next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is forecast
during the next day or so.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 986 mb (29.12 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Norma will begin affecting portions
of the coast of southwestern Mexico and Baja California Sur on
Saturday and continue into early next week. These swells are likely
to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please
consult products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 300 AM MDT.

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Forecaster Brown

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