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    Lorenzo becomes hurricane off Mexico

    Lorenzo becomes hurricane off Mexico

    VERACRUZ, Mexico - Lorenzo strengthened into a hurricane off Mexico's Gulf Coast and was expected to make landfall early Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

    Officials issued a storm warning from Palma Sola to Cabo Rojo, canceled classes and set up shelters as steady rain drenched the coastline of Veracruz state. No evacuations were immediately planned, however.

    At 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, Lorenzo was centered about 75 miles east-southeast of Tuxpan in Veracruz and was moving westward at 6 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. It had top sustained winds near 75 mph, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/grap...large#contents

    The storm was forecast to hit land near Tuxpan in six to 12 hours, the center said.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070928/...opical_weather

    URRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 20 MILES...30 KM...FROM
    THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70
    MILES...110 KM FROM THE CENTER.

    ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 993 MB...29.32 INCHES.

    STORM SURGE FLOODING OF OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
    LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE
    EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER CROSSES THE
    COAST.

    LORENZO IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO
    10 INCHES OVER THE MEXICAN STATE OF VERACRUZ...WITH POSSIBLE
    ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES.

    REPEATING THE 700 PM CDT POSITION...20.4 N...96.2 W.
    MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST NEAR 6 MPH.
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH.
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...993 MB.

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    LORENZO IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 6 MPH...9 KM/HR...AND THIS
    MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL LANDFALL ALONG THE COAST OF
    MEXICO NEAR OR JUST SOUTH OF TUXPAN WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS

    storm Surge Flooding Of 2 To 4 Feet Above Normal Tide Levels...along
    With Large And Dangerous Battering Waves...can Be Expected Near And
    To The North Of Where The Center Crosses The Coast.

    Lorenzo Is Expected To Produce Total Rainfall Accumulations Of 5 To
    10 Inches...with Possible Isolated Maximum Amounts Of 15 Inches...
    Over Portions Of East Central Mexico. These Rains Could Cause
    Life-threatening Flash Floods And Mud Slides.

    Repeating The 1000 Pm Cdt Position...20.5 N...96.5 W.
    Movement Toward...west Near 6 Mph.
    Maximum Sustained Winds...80 Mph.
    Minimum Central Pressure...990 Mb.

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    Wow, the east coast of Mexico is just getting pounded this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliKid View Post
    Wow, the east coast of Mexico is just getting pounded this year.
    I know! I really feel sorry for the people who make a living off tourists. They have had a bad year.



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