Norbert Becomes Hurricane; Cruises to Puerto Vallarta Cancelled for this Week

The fourteenth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season intensified Wednesday (September 3) and became Hurricane Norbert.

The storm — which is 195 miles south of the southern tip of Baja, California — has forced at least one cruise line to alter a cruise itinerary.

Regent Seven Seas has canceled calls to Cabo San Lucas (scheduled for Thursday, September 4) and Puerto Vallarta (Friday, September 5) to avoid the harsh weather conditions.

Hurricane Norbert has maximum sustained wind speeds of 80 miles per hour and is moving northwest at 13 m.p.h. toward Cabo San Lucas. It is expected to strengthen further in the next day or so.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm has prompted Tropical Storm warnings from La Paz to Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico, and a Tropical Storm watch for the east coast of Baja, from north of La Paz, Mexico, to San Evaristo as well as north of Cabo San Lazaro to Puerto San Andresito, Mexico.

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