Hurricane Norbert: Fri Morning Update

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

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WEST COAST OF BAJA
CALIFORNIA FROM PUERTO SAN ANDRESITO TO AGUA BLANCA. 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.

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 500 AM PDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE NORBERT WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 20.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 113.4 WEST OR ABOUT 290 MILES
...470 KM...SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

NORBERT IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR.
A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH THEN 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 ARE 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. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT HURRICANE HUNTER
AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE NORBERT LATE THIS MORNING.

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 500 AM PDT POSITION...20.1 N...113.4 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
800 AM PDT.


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