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Tropical Storm Olaf Intermediate Advisory Number 4A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP152021
1200 PM MDT Wed Sep 08 2021
...OLAF STRENGTHENS A LITTLE AS IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD...
SUMMARY OF 1200 PM MDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 210 MI...340 KM W OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
ABOUT 300 MI...485 KM SSE OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Baja California Sur Mexico from Los Barriles to Santa Fe
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in Baja California Sur should monitor the
progress of this system. Additional watches or warnings may be
required later today.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1200 PM MDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Olaf was
located near latitude 19.1 North, longitude 107.5 West. Olaf is
moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h). This general
motion along with an increase in forward speed are expected through
Friday. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast by Friday
night, followed by a turn toward the west on Saturday. On the
forecast track, the center of Olaf will move just to the southwest
of southern Baja California Sur on Thursday and Friday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the
next day or so, and Olaf could be near hurricane strength by late
Thursday. The storm is expected to begin weakening on Friday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (115 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Tropical Storm Olaf can be found in the
Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDEP5 and WMO
header WTPZ45 KNHC and on the web at
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area in
Baja California Sur by late Thursday or Thursday night.
RAINFALL: Olaf is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 1
to 3 inches with maximum amounts of 5 inches across the southern
portions of Baja California Sur Thursday through Friday. This
rainfall may trigger flash flooding and mudslides.
SURF: Olaf is expected to generate swells that will affect portions
of the coasts of Baja California Sur and Sinaloa by Thursday,
spreading northward along the west coast of Baja California Sur
through Friday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening
surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your
local weather office.
Next complete advisory at 300 PM MDT.