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Tropical Storm NORMAN


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Tropical Storm Norman Advisory Number   3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP162018
900 PM MDT Tue Aug 28 2018

...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO A TROPICAL STORM...
...LIKELY TO BECOME A HURRICANE TOMORROW...


SUMMARY OF 900 PM MDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.5N 113.9W
ABOUT 455 MI...730 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES


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


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 900 PM MDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Norman was
located near latitude 17.5 North, longitude 113.9 West.  Norman is
moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h), and a
gradual turn toward the west is expected over the next day or so
followed by a turn toward the west-southwest thereafter.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with
higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the next
48 hours, and Norman will likely become a hurricane tomorrow, and
could become a major hurricane by Thursday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 300 AM MDT.

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Forecaster Pasch

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