At 200 am PDT/0900 UTC the center of Tropical Storm Marty was located near latitude 19.7 north/longitude 112.9 west or about 295 miles/470 km southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Marty is moving toward the north-northwest near 5 mph/7 km/hr and this motion is expected to continue today with a gradual turn to the northwest thereafter.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph/75 km/hr with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles/110 km from the center. Further south an area of disturbed weather is located just off the coast of southwest Mexico.
This activity is expected to move toward the west with some potential for slow development during the next day or two. There is a low chance, less than 30% of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
Original published on: Sep 17, 2009 @ 7:11
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