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Norbert Strengthens to a Cat 4 Hurricane

Posted by feww on October 9, 2008

UPDATE: October 12, 2008 – 06:00UTC  >> Norbert Makes Landfall in Mainland Mexico

UPDATE:
October 10, 2008 – 03:00UTC – Norbert weakens to a category 1 hurricane.

Norbert has strengthened to a category 4A hurricane on the FEWW Hurricane Scale (Cat four on the Saffir-Simpson scale), additional strengthening possible.

Hurricane NORBERT – October 8, 2008 – 22:00UTC


Infrared Satellite image frozen. Source: NOAA.


RGB Satellite image frozen. Source: NOAA.

Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone


Image: NWS/NOAA

Hurricane Details:

Norbert becomes an extremely dangerous category four hurricane

  • Source: NHC
  • Forecaster: Brown
  • Date and Time: October 8, 2008 at 21:00UTC
  • Current Location: The center of hurricane Norbert was located near latitude 16.6 north, longitude 111.2 west or about 715 km south of the southern tip of Baja California.
  • Category and Wind Speed: Maximum sustained winds have increased to 215 km/hr with higher gusts.  Norbert is a Category 4A on FEWW Hurricane Scale (cat. four on the Saffir-Simpson scale). Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next 24 hours, followed by gradual weakening on Friday.
  • Direction: Norbert is moving toward the west-northwest at 15 km/hr. A northwestward motion is expected to begin later today or tonight, followed by a turn toward the north on Thursday night or Friday.
  • Wind Force Extent: Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 55 km from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 km.
  • Estimated minimum central pressure: 948 mb (27.99 inches).
  • Additional Notes: The wind radii have increased.


Image Source: NASA/NOAA

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