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Norbert Makes Landfall in Mainland Mexico

Posted by feww on October 12, 2008

Norbert Made Landfall in Mainland Mexico after Battering Baja California Sur with Heavy Rains and 166kmph Winds

Hurricane Norbert: JSL2 enhancement satellite image –  Still frame  dated Oct 12, 2008 at 07:30UTC – Source: NOAA/SSDSI


  • Source: NHC
  • Forecaster: Pasch
  • Date and Time: October 12, 2008 at 06:00UTC
  • Hurricane warning: A hurricane warning remains in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from Topolobampo northward to Guaymas.
  • Tropical storm warning: A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from south of Topolobampo southward to Altata.
  • Current Location: At 0600UTC the center of Norbert was located inland near latitude 27.1 north,longitude 108.6 west or about 65 105 km east-northeast of Huatabampo Mexico.
  • Category and Wind Speed: Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 120 Km/hr, with higher gusts.  Norbert is a category one hurricane on Saffir-Simpson scale [and on FEWW Hurricane Scale.] Rapid weakening is likely as Norbert Moves over the mountainous terrain of Mexico.
  • Direction: Norbert is moving toward the northeast at 33 km/hr and this general motion is expected to continue today.  On this track the center of Norbert will continue moving over northwestern Mexico overnight and during the day on Sunday.  The remnants of Norbert will likely move into the southwestern united states Sunday Evening.
  • Wind Force Extent: Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 85 km from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 280 km.
  • Estimated minimum central pressure: 987mb (29.15 inches).
  • Rainfall: Norbert is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm over portions of northwestern Mexico, with possible isolated amounts of up to 25 cm.  These rains could result in life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. Norbert or its remnants could produce rainfall accumulations of 2 to 5 cm over portions of the southwestern united states through Sunday morning.

Cumulative Wind History

This graphic shows how the size of the storm has changed, and the areas potentially affected so far by sustained winds of tropical storm force (in orange) and hurricane force (in red). The display is based on the wind radii contained in the set of Forecast/Advisories indicated at the top of the figure. Users are reminded that the Forecast/Advisory wind radii represent the maximum possible extent of a given wind speed within particular quadrants around the tropical cyclone. As a result, not all locations falling within the orange or red swaths will have experienced sustained tropical storm or hurricane force winds, respectively. Source: Caption and Image: NHC/NOAA

2 Responses to “Norbert Makes Landfall in Mainland Mexico”

  1. feww said

    Thanks for kind words. Any chance of an English translator on your site?

  2. gwaterg said

    Very good information. Excellent page. I live in Mexico.

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