Hurricane Norbert: Advisory #26

HURRICANE NORBERT ADVISORY NUMBER 26
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP152008
200 AM PDT FRI OCT 10 2008

...NORBERT FORECAST TO TURN TOWARD BAJA CALIFORNIA...

AT 2 AM PDT...0900 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE WEST COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA FROM PUNTA
ANDRESITO TO AGUA BLANCA. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24
HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED
TO COMPLETION.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WEST COAST OF BAJA
CALIFORNIA FROM SOUTH OF AGUA BLANCA SOUTHWARD TO CABO SAN LUCAS
AND NORTHWARD AROUND THE PENINSULA TO LORETO. A HURRICANE WATCH
MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

INTERESTS IN MAINLAND NORTHWESTERN MEXICO AND ELSEWHERE IN SOUTHERN
BAJA CALIFORNIA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF NORBERT.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 200 AM PDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE NORBERT WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 19.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 113.4 WEST OR ABOUT 315 MILES
...510 KM...SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

NORBERT IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR
A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH AND NORTH-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TODAY
WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. A FASTER MOTION TOWARDS THE
NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY. ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF
NORBERT WILL BE NEARING THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA
EARLY SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 85 MPH...140
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. NORBERT IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
MILES...220 KM.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 975 MB...28.79 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 200 AM PDT POSITION...19.7 N...113.4 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 500 AM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 800
AM PDT.


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