posted Oct 13, 2013, 5:51 PM by Tom Kachelman
updated Oct 13, 2013, 5:52 PM
At 200 PM PDT the center of Tropical Storm Octave was located near latitude 19.2 north, longitude 112.7 west.
That is about 115 mi 185 km WNW of Socorro island and about 315 mi/505 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California.
Maximum sustained winds...65 mph...100 km/h
Octave is moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph...20 km/h...and this general motion is expected to continue today. A gradual turn toward the north is forecast to occur on Monday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph...100 km/h... with higher gusts. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible through tonight...with gradual weakening forecast to begin on Monday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles...75 km from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb...29.38 inches.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula
of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system.