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Hurricane RICK


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HURRICANE RICK ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP202009
200 AM PDT SAT OCT 17 2009
 
...RICK NOW A MAJOR HURRICANE...INTERESTS IN SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO AND
BAJA CALIFORNIA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF RICK...

AT 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE RICK WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 13.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 102.0 WEST OR ABOUT 250 MILES
...400 KM...SOUTHWEST OF ACAPULCO MEXICO AND ABOUT 385 MILES...620
KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO.
 
RICK IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...
AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
ON THIS TRACK THE CORE OF RICK IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OFFSHORE
OF THE SOUTHERN COAST OF MEXICO OVER THE WEEKEND AS THE HURRICANE
MOVES GENERALLY PARALLEL TO THE COAST.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 115 MPH...185
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  RICK IS A DANGEROUS CATEGORY THREE
HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 36 HOURS...AND RICK COULD BECOME A CATEGORY
FOUR HURRICANE BY TONIGHT OR SUNDAY. 
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85
MILES...140 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 960 MB...28.35 INCHES.
 
OUTER RAINBANDS ASSOCIATED WITH RICK WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE
SOUTHERN COAST OF MEXICO THROUGH TONIGHT.
 
...SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...13.9N 102.0W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST-NORTHWEST OR 290 DEGREES AT 12 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
800 AM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER CANGIALOSI/BRENNAN
 
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