September 08, 2017
Issued at 100 PM CDT Fri Sep 08 2017
000WTNT33 KNHC 081753 CCATCPAT3
BULLETINHurricane Katia Intermediate Advisory Number 12ANWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
AL132017Issued by the NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD100 PM CDT Fri Sep 08 2017
Corrected to change next advisory issuance time at bottom
...KATIA NOW WITH 105-MPH WINDS......PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TOCOMPLETION...
SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT...1800 UTC...
LOCATION...21.1N 96.2WABOUT 135 MI...220 KM SE OF TAMPICO MEXICOABOUT 130 MI...210 KM N OF VERACRUZ MEXICOMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 260 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...9 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...974 MB...28.36 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS--------------------CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* North of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco
* South of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expectedsomewhere within the warning area, in this case within 12 hours.Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed tocompletion.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24hours.
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DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 100 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the center of Hurricane Katia was locatednear latitude 21.1 North, longitude 96.2 West. Katia is movingtoward the west near 5 mph (9 km/h) and a west-southwestward motionis expected until the system makes landfall within the hurricanewarning area by early Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h)with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast duringthe next day or so and Katia could be near major hurricane strengthat landfall.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) fromthe center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70miles (110 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 974 mb (28.34 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND----------------------STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels byas much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels near and to thenorth of where Katia makes landfall. Near the coast, the surge willbe accompanied by large and destructive waves.
RAINFALL: Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of10 to 15 inches over northern Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo, andPuebla. Katia is also expected to produce total rain accumulationsof 2 to 5 inches over southern Tamaulipas, eastern San Luis Potosi,western Hidalgo, eastern Queretaro, and southern Veracruz throughSaturday evening. Isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches arepossible in northern Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo, Puebla, and SanLuis Potosi. This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floodsand mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain.
WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected within portions of thehurricane warning area by tonight or early Saturday, with tropicalstorm conditions expected within the tropical storm warning areas bylater today.SURF: Swells generated by Katia will continue to affect portions ofthe coast of southeastern Mexico during the next couple of days.These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and ripcurrent conditions. Please consult products from your local weatheroffice.
NEXT ADVISORY-------------Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.
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