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Hurricane NORMAN


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Hurricane Norman Advisory Number   6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP162018
200 PM PDT Wed Aug 29 2018

...ANOTHER HURRICANE IN THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...
...TWO IN A DAY...

SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.6N 116.1W
ABOUT 545 MI...875 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB...29.15 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 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Norman was located
near latitude 17.6 North, longitude 116.1 West.  Norman is moving
toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h), and this general track
with a turn to the west-southwest is forecast for the next several
days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Rapid intensification is forecast, and Norman is
expected to become a major hurricane on Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles
(95 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 987 mb (29.15 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Avila

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