Hurricane Norma has weakened slightly to a category 3 hurricane and is located 395 miles SSE of Cabo San Lucas heading North at 6mph. Max sustained winds are currently 125mph, with hurricane-force winds extending 35 miles from the eye, and tropical storm-force winds up to 150 miles from the eye.
As we can all see, the NHC expects Norma to speed up a little and make a slightly earlier arrival to the area as a Hurricane. This of course can change which is why we are getting updates every 3 hours. A Hurricane Warning has been issued.
COPY/PASTE from the NHC below: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Norma
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The government of Mexico has upgraded the Hurricane Watch for the southern portion of Baja California Sur from Todos Santos to Los Barriles to a Hurricane Warning.
The government of Mexico has also issued a Tropical Storm Watch from north of Los Barriles to La Paz, and north of Todos Santos to Santa Fe.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * Baja California Sur from Todos Santos to Los Barriles A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * North of Los Barriles to La Paz * North of Todos Santos to Santa Fe * Las Islas Marias A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.
A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
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 and along the west coast of mainland Mexico should monitor the progress of Norma. Additional watches or warnings could be required tonight or on Friday. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
Everything else with the forecast is the same. Hurricane Norma could approach as a category 1 hurricane or a tropical storm, she could go left, right or make landfall. She could speed up, slow down. Depending on where you are, you could get sprinkles to 5-10 inches of rain or more. High seas will cause life-endangering conditions along the beaches. That is about as accurate of a weather forecast as one can offer. Don’t play in the water it’s not just rain …. if the water is fast moving do not try to walk or drive through it.
So, if you are at risk, calmly do what you must to be on the super safe side.
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