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Hurricane JIMENA


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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP132009
800 PM PDT TUE SEP 01 2009
 
...DANGEROUS HURRICANE JIMENA APPROACHING SOUTHERN BAJA
CALIFORNIA...WEATHER CONDITIONS DETERIORATING RAPIDLY...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE
BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA FROM PUNTA ABREOJOS SOUTHWARD ON THE
WEST COAST...AND FROM MULEGE SOUTHWARD ON THE EAST COAST...
INCLUDING CABO SAN LUCAS.  A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 24
HOURS.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED
TO COMPLETION.

AT 8 PM EDT...0300 UTC...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE BAJA PENINSULA NORTH OF PUNTA ABREOJOS ON THE WEST COAST
TO PUNTA EUGENIA...AND NORTH OF MULEGE ON THE EAST COAST TO BAHIA
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE IN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN
24 HOURS. 

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH ARE NOW IN EFFECT FOR
THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA NORTH OF PUNTA ABREOJOS ON THE WEST
COAST TO PUNTA EUGENIA...AND NORTH OF MULEGE ON THE EAST COAST TO
BAHIA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA.  
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE WEST COAST OF MAINLAND
MEXICO FROM ALTATA TO BAHIA KINO.  
  
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA AND IN
NORTHWESTERN MAINLAND MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF JIMENA.
ADDITIONAL WATCHES AND WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA TONIGHT.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
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 23.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 111.3 WEST OR ABOUT 90
MILES...145 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO AND ABOUT
125 MILES...205 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LAZARO MEXICO.
 
JIMENA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR
...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CORE OF JIMENA WILL BE
NEAR OR OVER THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA
WEDNESDAY...AND BE NEAR OR OVER THE CENTRAL BAJA CALIFORNIA
PENINSULA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH...185 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  JIMENA IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  GRADUAL WEAKENING IS EXPECTED PRIOR TO LANDFALL...WITH A
MORE RAPID WEAKENING THEREAFTER.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES...75 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
MILES...220 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 960 MB...28.35 INCHES.
 
JIMENA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10
INCHES OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE BAJA PENINSULA AND PORTIONS OF
WESTERN MEXICO DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...WITH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES.

A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING
WAVES WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE BAJA
CALIFORNIA PENINSULA.
 
...SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...23.2N 111.3W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTH-NORTHWEST OR 345 DEGREES AT 13 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 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 KIMBERLAIN/AVILA
 
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