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Hurricane Norbert Now a Cat 2 off Pacific Mexico

Posted by feww on October 8, 2008

Update No.3: Norbert Makes Landfall in Mainland Mexico

Update No.2: Norbert Strengthens to a Cat 4 Hurricane

Update: Oct 8, 2008 – 09:00UTC Norbert is a major hurricane with sustained winds of 185km/hr with higher gusts, additional strengthening forecast.

Norbert, the 7th hurricane of the East Pacific season, strengthened off Mexico’s Pacific coast and is forecast to become a major hurricane before landfall at Baja California peninsula

Hurricane Details

  • Source: NHC
  • Forecaster: Beven
  • Date and Time: October 8, 2008 at 03:00UTC
  • Current Location: The center of hurricane Norbert was located near latitude 15.7 north, longitude 109.0 west or about 805 km south of the southern tip of Baja California.
  • Category and Wind Speed: Maximum sustained winds have increased to 165 km/hr with higher gusts.  Norbert is a Category 2A on FEWW Hurricane Scale (cat. two on the Saffir-Simpson scale) and is expected to become a major hurricane on Wednesday.
  • Direction: Norbert is moving toward the west-northwest at 17 km/hr. This general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday with a turn toward the northwest expected on Thursday.
  • Wind Force Extent: Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 km from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 165 km.
  • Estimated minimum central pressure: 970 mb (28.64 inches).

Hurricane NORBERT


Image frozen – date and time as indicated. Source: NOAA.

Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities – 120 Hours

Image Source: NOAA/NHC

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