Tropical Storm warning in effect for La Paz

posted Sep 3, 2014, 5:57 AM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 5:59 AM ]
Tropical storm Norbert is forecast to strike Mexico as a hurricane at about 06:00 GMT on 6 September. Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 24.0 N, 112.7 W. Norbert is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 138 km/h (86 mph). Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher
Norbert 395 km SSE of the southern tip of Baja California.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for  La Paz to Santa Fe Mexico
A tropical storm Watch is in effect for north of Santa Fe northward to Cabo San Lazaro Mexico
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
Norbert is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 km/h - 8 mph and this general motion should continue today with a turn toward the northwest expected on Thursday.
On the forecast track the center of Norbert is expected to approach the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula on Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 95 km/h - 60 mph with higher gusts.
Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Norbert is expected to reach hurricane strength by Thursday.
Large swells will affect portions of the southwestern coast of Mexico today and Thursday and produce dangerous surf conditions and rip currents.
Large swells will gradually spread northward into the southern Gulf of California and affect the southern portions of Baja California Sur by Thursday.

Tropical Storm Dolly drenched Mexico's Gulf coast before moving inland over mountains and weakening to tropical depression on Wednesday