Tropical Storm Norma Strengthens over Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Norma Satellite Image: NOAA

Tropical Storm Norma over the eastern North Pacific appears to be strengthening with max winds now up to 60 knots as it moves NNW at 6 kts.  Max significant wave heights currently estimated near 7.5 meters (25 feet).

NOAA NHC Forecast Track for TS Norma

Norma is moving over warm ocean temperatures with weak to moderate wind shear and should become a hurricane later today and reach major hurricane strength in 24-36 hours. After about 36 hours, increasing wind shear will start to weaken Norma gradually weakening the storm to a minimal hurricane or strong tropical storm as it nears Cabo San Lucas, Mexico late Sunday or early Monday. 

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About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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