Hurricane Ignacio Intermediate Advisory Number 15a
Statement as of 11:00 am PDT on August 25, 2003
...Ignacio stalled again...heavy rains continue...
a Hurricane Warning is in effect for the southern Baja California
peninsula from south of San Evaristo on the east coast and south of
Bahia Magdalena on the west coast.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the southern Baja
California peninsula from Loreto to San Evaristo and from Puerto
San Andresito to Bahia Magdalena. A Tropical Storm Warning is also
in effect for the coast of Mainland Mexico from Altata
A tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of Mainland Mexico
north of Topolobampo to Huatabampito.
At 11 am PDT...1800z...the center of Hurricane Ignacio was located
near latitude 24.3 north...longitude 110.0 west or about 20
miles...35 km...northeast of La Paz Mexico.
Ignacio has been nearly stationary over the past few hours. A slow
northwestward motion is expected during the next 24 hours. On this
track the center will remain very near the southeast coast of the
Baja California peninsula.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 80 mph...130
km/hr...with higher gusts. Additional weakening may occur while
the circulation interacts with land.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles... 35 km...
from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up
to 70 miles...110 km.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb...29.09 inches.
Storm total rainfall amounts of 20 inches or more are possible
in the warning area. These rains could cause life-threatening
flash floods and mud slides.
Coastal storm surge flooding of 3 to 5 feet above normal tide
levels...along with large and dangerous battering waves...can be
expected near and to the north of where the center reaches the
Repeating the 11 am PDT position...24.3 N...110.0 W. Movement
...Nearly stationary. Maximum sustained winds... 80 mph. Minimum
central pressure... 985 mb.
For storm information specific to your area...please monitor
products issued by your local weather office.
The next advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at
2 PM PDT.
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