Wednesday Morning UpdateNora forms
After following this tropical disturbance for several days, Nora quickly organized and became a tropical storm last night. Nora went from an anomalous looking blob to nice looking banding features. We are looking for strengthing, possibly up to hurricane force before wind shear from the west increases in about a day in a half.
As of 8:00 am edt / 5:00 am pdt tropical storm Nora was centered near 16.2° N / 117.5 W or about 675 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Top sustained winds are estimated at 45 mph (NHC 40 mph last advisory) and increasing. It is moving just north of due west about 10 mph.
Tropical storm Nora is not a threat to Mexico. It will stay over open water..... Tropicast: Pacific Floater I.R. SatelliteNational Hurricane CenterOfficial NHC Advisoryhttp://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_ep2.shtml?5-daynl?large#contentsOfficial NHC Trackhttp://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPEP2+shtml/230850.shtml?SatelliteVisible Satellite Imageryhttp://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/flt/t6/loop-vis.htmlI.R. Satellite Imageryhttp://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/flt/t6/loop-avn.html