Hurricane Norbert's winds strengthened to 165 kilometers (105 miles) per hour today as it continued on a track to strike Mexico's Baja California peninsula tomorrow. To the south, Tropical Storm Odile churned up Pacific waters off the Mexican coast.

Norbert, which again became a Category 2 hurricane after weakening yesterday, may produce a storm surge of as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) when it makes landfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on its Web site. The system was 395 kilometers southwest of Baja California shortly before 5 p.m. Miami time, and moving north at about 17 kph.

''Storm-surge flooding, along with large and dangerous battering waves, is expected along the west coast of the southern Baja peninsula near and to the southeast of where Norbert makes landfall,'' the advisory said.

Mexico declared a state of emergency for the municipalities of Loreto, Comondu and La Paz, and issued a hurricane warning for the western coast of the peninsula from Puerto San Andresito to Agua Blanca, meaning winds of at least 119 kph are expected within a day. A hurricane watch was in place from the warning zone south to the resorts around Cabo San Lucas and north to Loreto on the other side of Baja.

In addition, a tropical storm warning was issued for the coast of Baja California from Agua Blanca southward to Cabo San Lucas and northward to Mulege. A tropical storm watch issued for the mainland of Mexico from Topolobampo north to Guaymas was upgraded to a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch.

A watch means hurricane conditions may be possible within 36 hours.

Cabo Port Closed

The port of Cabo San Lucas has been closed, according to a weather bulletin on Mexico's merchant marine Web site.

Norbert may drop up to 25 centimeters (8 inches) of rain as it passes over Baja California, the forecast said.

"Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion,'' the advisory said.

Norbert will break up as it passes over the Sierra Madres Oct. 12, the hurricane center said.

As Tropical Storm Odile moved up the Mexican coast, a storm watch was in place from Punta Maldonado to Zihuatanejo, the center said.

Odile had maximum sustained winds of 95 kph and was about 245 kilometers southeast of Acapulco, the center said in an advisory released shortly before 5 p.m. Miami time. The system was moving west-northwest at 19 kph, forecasters said.

Odile may drench areas along southern Mexico's Pacific coast with as much as 20 centimeters of rain, the hurricane center said.

"These rains could result in life-threatening flash floods and mud slides,'' it added.

The Saffir-Simpson scale puts hurricanes into five categories based on sustained wind speeds. A Category 2 storm has winds of 154-177 kph.