Tropical storm warning issued for southern Baja California

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 16, 2017 5:08 AM

(Reuters) - A tropical storm warning was issued on Saturday for the southern Baja California peninsula as Hurricane Norma churns in the Pacific Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Norma, a Category 1 storm, was about 270 miles (435 km) south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, as it packed 75 mph (120 kph) winds, the center said.

"Norma has been nearly stationary, but a slow northward motion should begin later today and continue through Sunday," the center said in an advisory.

Norma was expected to strengthen somewhat during the next couple of days, the NHC said.

According to the NHC forecasts, Norma could hit southern parts of Baja California near to its popular tourist resorts by Monday, when it is projected to be weakening again.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; editing by David Clarke)