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Hurricane Rosa Advisory Number 21
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP202018
200 AM PDT Sun Sep 30 2018
...ROSA WEAKENING AS IT MOVES NORTHWARD OVER COLDER WATERS...
...FLOODING RAINS EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHWESTERN MEXICO AND THE
SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS...
SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 385 MI...625 KM SW OF PUNTA EUGENIA MEXICO
ABOUT 585 MI...940 KM SSW OF SAN FELIPE MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 5 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB...28.80 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* West coast of the Baja California peninsula from Punta Abreojos
to Cabo San Quintin
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* East coast of the Baja California peninsula from Bahia de los
Angeles to San Felipe
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the northern and central Baja California
peninsula and northwestern Sonora should monitor the progress of
Rosa. Additional watches or warnings may be required later this
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Rosa was located
near latitude 23.3 North, longitude 118.8 West. Rosa is moving
toward the north near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this motion is expected
to continue through this morning. A north-northeastward motion is
expected to begin on Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday.
On the forecast track, the center of Rosa will approach the central
and northern Baja California peninsula on Monday. Rosa's remnants
will then move quickly across the Desert Southwest on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 85 mph (140 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next
couple of days, and Rosa is expected to become a tropical storm by
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles
The estimated minimum central pressure is 975 mb (28.80 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Over the next few days, Rosa is expected to produce the
following total rainfall accumulations:
Baja California and northwestern Sonora: 3 to 6 inches, isolated
The Mogollon Rim of Arizona: 2 to 4 inches, isolated 6 inches.
Rest of the Desert Southwest, Central Rockies, and Great Basin:
1 to 2 inches, isolated 4 inches.
These rainfall amounts would produce life-threatening flash flooding
and dangerous debris flows in the deserts, as well as landslides in
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the
coast within the warning area by Monday morning. Tropical storm
conditions are possible within the watch area by late Monday.
SURF: Swells generated by Rosa will affect portions of the coasts
of southwestern Mexico, most of the west coast of the Baja
California peninsula, and southern California from today through
Tuesday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening
surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your
local weather office.
Next intermediate advisory at 500 AM PDT.
Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.