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Hurricane JIMENA


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HURRICANE JIMENA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  10A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP132009
1100 PM PDT SUN AUG 30 2009
 
...DANGEROUS HURRICANE JIMENA CONTINUES NORTHWESTWARD...

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF 
THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA FROM BAHIA MAGDALENA SOUTHWARD ON
THE WEST COAST AND FROM SAN EVARISTO SOUTHWARD ON THE EAST COAST...
INCLUDING CABO SAN LUCAS.  A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36
HOURS.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL BAJA CALIFORNIA
PENINSULA AND IN WESTERN MAINLAND MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF JIMENA.  ADDITIONAL WATCHES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
PORTIONS OF THESE AREAS LATER TODAY.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE OF THE
UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 1100 PM PDT...0600 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE JIMENA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 107.6 WEST OR ABOUT 255
MILES...410 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CABO CORRIENTES MEXICO AND ABOUT
420 MILES...680 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
JIMENA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 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 ARE 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 1100 PM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...17.2N 107.6W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHWEST OR 305 DEGREES AT 8 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
200 AM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN
 
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