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Hurricane NORMAN


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Hurricane Norman Special Advisory Number   9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP162018
530 AM PDT Thu Aug 30 2018

...NORMAN CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN...


SUMMARY OF 530 AM PDT...1230 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.8N 117.7W
ABOUT 615 MI...990 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...942 MB...27.82 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 530 AM PDT (1230 UTC), the center of Hurricane Norman was located
near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 117.7 West. Norman is moving
toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this motion is expected to
continue through tonight.  A west-southwestward motion is forecast
on Friday, followed by a turn back toward the west and
west-northwest over the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 145 mph (230
km/h) with higher gusts.  Norman is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening
is forecast during the next 24 hours.  Gradual weakening is
anticipated to begin by Friday night or Saturday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles
(110 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 942 mb (27.82 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

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Forecaster Brown

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