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Hurricane RICK


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HURRICANE RICK ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP202009
200 AM PDT SUN OCT 18 2009

...RICK MAINTAINING WINDS NEAR 180 MPH...

INTERESTS IN SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA AND THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF
MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
HURRICANE.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...THE EYE OF HURRICANE RICK WAS CENTERED
NEAR LATITUDE 15.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 107.2 WEST OR ABOUT 555 MILES
...890 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
RICK IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR...
AND A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH-NORTHWEST IS
EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS. 

SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN
NEAR 180 MPH...285 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  RICK IS A CATEGORY
FIVE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN
INTENSITY ARE LIKELY DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...BUT RICK IS
EXPECTED TO REMAIN AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE FOR THE NEXT
DAY OR TWO.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175
MILES...280 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 906 MB...26.75 INCHES.
 
LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY RICK WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE
SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...
CAUSING POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS.

...SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...15.3N 107.2W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...180 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...906 MB
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
800 AM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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