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Hurricane JIMENA


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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  10
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP132009
800 PM PDT SUN AUG 30 2009
 
...DANGEROUS HURRICANE JIMENA GROWS STRONGER...HURRICANE WATCH
ISSUED FOR THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA....

A 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
HURRICANE WATCH FOR THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA
PENINSULA. THE WATCH EXTENDS SOUTHWARD FROM BAHIA MAGDALENA ON THE
WEST COAST AROUND THE SOUTHERN TIP OF THE PENINSULA AND NORTHWARD
TO SAN EVARISTO ON THE EAST COAST. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT
HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY
WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN WESTERN MAINLAND MEXICO AND THE SOUTHERN AND
CENTRAL BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF
JIMENA. ADDITIONAL WATCHES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THESE
AREAS TONIGHT OR MONDAY.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED STATES...
INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE.  FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE OF THE
UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE JIMENA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 107.2 WEST OR ABOUT 255
MILES...410 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CABO CORRIENTES MEXICO AND ABOUT
445 MILES...715 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
JIMENA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED AND A TURN TOWARD THE
NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE
FORECAST TRACK...JIMENA WILL BE APPROACHING THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF
THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA ON TUESDAY. 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 145 MPH...
230 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. JIMENA IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME
FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE LIKELY OVER THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70
MILES...110 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 940 MB...27.76 INCHES.
 
...SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...17.0N 107.2W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHWEST OR 305 DEGREES AT 7 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 1100 PM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 200
AM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BRENNAN
 
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