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Hurricane Genevieve Advisory Number 8
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP122020
300 AM MDT Tue Aug 18 2020
...GENEVIEVE BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN BAJA
SUMMARY OF 300 AM MDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 215 MI...345 KM WSW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
ABOUT 420 MI...675 KM SSE OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...962 MB...28.41 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for
the southern Baja California peninsula from Los Barriles to Todos
The Government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the
east coast of the Baja California peninsula from Los Barriles
to La Paz, and for the west coast of the Baja California peninsula
from Todos Santos to Santa Fe.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Southern Baja California peninsula from Los Barriles to Todos
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* The east coast of the Baja California peninsula from Los Barriles
to La Paz
* The west coast of the Baja California peninsula from Todos Santos
to Santa Fe
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.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 300 AM MDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Genevieve was
located near latitude 17.4 North, longitude 107.1 West. Genevieve is
moving toward the northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h), and this
general motion is expected to continue with a decrease in forward
speed through early Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of
Genevieve is expected to move parallel to but well offshore the
coast of southwestern Mexico during the next day or so. The center
of the hurricane is forecast to move to the southwest of the
southern portion of the Baja California peninsula on Wednesday
night and Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h)
with higher gusts. Genevieve is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Additional rapid
strengthening is forecast during the next 12 to 24 hours.
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 962 mb (28.41 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning
area in the southern Baja California peninsula by Wednesday
afternoon, especially over higher terrain. Tropical storm
conditions are possible within the watch area by Wednesday night or
Thursday morning, especially over higher terrain.
SURF: Large swells produced by Genevieve are affecting portions of
the southern coast of Mexico and will spread northward along the
southwestern and west-central coast of Mexico to the Baja California
peninsula through Wednesday. 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 600 AM MDT.
Next complete advisory at 900 AM MDT.