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Hurricane JIMENA


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HURRICANE JIMENA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  21A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP132009
500 PM PDT WED SEP 02 2009
 
...JIMENA CONTINUES TO WEAKEN...CENTER MOVING NORTHWARD OVER OF THE
BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE BAJA CALIFORNIA
PENINSULA FROM BAHIA MAGDALENA NORTHWARD TO PUNTA ABREOJOS ON THE
WEST COAST...AND FROM SAN EVARISTO NORTHWARD TO MULEGE ON THE EAST
COAST.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED
TO COMPLETION.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE
BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA NORTH OF PUNTA ABREOJOS TO PUNTA EUGENIA
ON THE WEST COAST...AND NORTH OF MULEGE TO BAHIA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA
ON THE EAST COAST.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE BAJA CALIFORNIA
PENINSULA NORTH OF PUNTA EUGENIA TO SAN JOSE DE LAS PALOMAS ON THE
WEST COAST...AND NORTH OF BAHIA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA TO BAHIA DE LOS
ANGELES ON THE EAST COAST.  

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN MAINLAND
MEXICO FROM HUATABAMPITO TO BAHIA KINO.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN
THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 24 HOURS.
  
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA AND IN
NORTHWESTERN MAINLAND MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF JIMENA.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED
STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 500 PM PDT...0000 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE JIMENA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 26.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 112.2 WEST OR NEAR 
SAN BUENAVENTURA MEXICO.  THIS POSITION IS ALSO ABOUT ABOUT 40
MILES...65 KM...SOUTH OF SANTA ROSALIA MEXICO.
 
JIMENA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR.  A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AND A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED
TONIGHT...WITH A TURN TOWARD THE WEST EXPECTED ON THURSDAY.  ON THE
FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF JIMENA WILL MOVE OVER THE CENTRAL
BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...THEN MOVE INTO THE
PACIFIC WEST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA LATE THURSDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO 80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS.  JIMENA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS...AND JIMENA SHOULD WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL STORM
TONIGHT.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO
140 MILES...220 KM.  AN AUTOMATED OBSERVING SITE AT SAN JUANICO
ALONG THE WEST COAST OF THE BAJA PENINSULA HAS RECENTLY REPORTED A
WIND GUST TO 72 MPH...117 KM/HR. 
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 981 MB...28.97 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 15 INCHES.  THESE RAINS COULD PRODUCE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
 
A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING
WAVES WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE BAJA
CALIFORNIA PENINSULA.
  
...SUMMARY OF 500 PM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...26.7N 112.2W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT 12 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
800 PM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN
 
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