Hurricane Norma

Hurricane Norma

Norma was a major hurricane in the Eastern Pacific basin.

Norma made landfall as a category 1 storm along the southern tip of Baja California Sur near Cabo San Lucas on Oct. 15. Norma strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane off the coast of Mexico on Oct. 17, and downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane by the time it hit Baja California Sur.

Norma knocked power out for the entire region, and schools were closed. The only damaged cased by Norma was property damage to three boats, one of which capsized, and one injury.

Top wind speeds were reported at 80 mph when Norma made landfall near Pozo de Cota.

For more information, see the National Hurricane Center.

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Contributions by: CIRA Staff

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Norma Makes Two Landfalls In Mexico

Description:

Hurricane Norma made landfall on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, then made a second landfall as a tropical depression in the state of Sinaloa a couple days later.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Norma's Intensification Seen by VIIRS

Description:

Norma’s intensification seen by polar orbiting satellites.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Infrared (band I5)

Instrument: VIIRS

Norma's Evolution as a Rapidly Intensifying Storm

Description:

This multi-day time lapse shows the evolution of Norma, rapidly intensifying from a tropical storm into a category four hurricane.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: ABI

Norma is a Category Four Storm

Description:

Norma strengthens to a major category 4 storm.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Sunset on Hurricane Norma

Description:

The sun sets on a strengthening Hurricane Norma.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Norma Continues to Strengthen

Description:

Tropical Storm Norma continues to strengthen well offshore of southwestern Mexico. The storm is expected to become a hurricane soon.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Tropical Storm Norma Forms

Description:

Newly formed Tropical Storm Norma is spinning off the southwestern shore of Mexico. The storm is expected to strengthen in the coming days.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM