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Hurricane NORMAN


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Hurricane Norman Advisory Number  18
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP162018
800 AM PDT Sat Sep 01 2018

...NORMAN WEAKENS A LITTLE MORE BUT STILL A CATEGORY-2 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.2N 123.7W
ABOUT 1010 MI...1625 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.65 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 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Norman was located
near latitude 16.2 North, longitude 123.7 West. Norman is moving
toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h).  A general westward to
west-northwestward motion with an slight increase in forward speed
is expected through early next week. On the forecast track, Norman
will approach the central Pacific basin on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 105 mph (165 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is expected today.
Gradual weakening is forecast to begin on Sunday and continue
through early next week.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Stewart

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