Tropical storm Nora

posted Jul 11, 2012, 8:02 PM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 8:03 PM ]
Nora a little better organized far away from land - good!! At 200 PM PDT/2100 UTC the center of Tropical Storm Nora was located near latitude 16.8 north - longitude 118.6 west or about 705 miles/1135 km southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.
Nora is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph/11 km/hr. This motion with a turn to the west is expected during the next day or two.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph/85 km/hr with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles/75 km from the center.