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Tropical Storm ELIDA (Text)


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Tropical Storm Elida Advisory Number   7
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP092020
900 AM MDT Mon Aug 10 2020
 
...ELIDA ON THE CUSP OF BECOMING A HURRICANE...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 900 AM MDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.9N 109.8W
ABOUT 80 MI...125 KM E OF SOCORRO ISLAND
ABOUT 275 MI...445 KM S OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...993 MB...29.33 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 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Elida was
located near latitude 18.9 North, longitude 109.8 West.  Elida is
moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this
heading with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected 
through Thursday.
 
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) 
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is anticipated during 
the next day or so, and Elida is forecast to become a hurricane 
later today.  Steady weakening is expected to begin late Tuesday or 
Tuesday night.
 
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb (29.33 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Elida are expected to affect portions of
the coast of west-central Mexico and the southern Baja California
peninsula during the next couple of days.  These swells are likely
to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please
consult products from your local weather office.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 300 PM MDT.
 
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Forecaster Berg
 
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