Hurricane warning issued ahead of Norbert

Friday, October 10th 2008, 5:24 am
By: News 9

MIAMI (AP) -- A hurricane warning has been issued for the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula as a weakened Hurricane Norbert churns in the Pacific.

The warning area goes from Punta Andresito to Agua Blanca in Mexico.

By early Friday, Norbert's maximum sustained winds had decreased to 85 mph (140 kph). The hurricane is heading north-northwest but is expected to turn north-northeast during the day and head toward Mexico's coast.

Norbert is centered about 315 miles (510 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.

Meanwhile, southeast of Norbert, Tropical Storm Odile has gotten better organized. Odile's maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 kph) with strengthening expected. The storm is centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) south of Puerto Angel, Mexico.

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