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Hurricane RICK


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HURRICANE RICK ADVISORY NUMBER  13
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP202009
800 AM PDT SUN OCT 18 2009

...RICK STILL A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE...
 
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 OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED
STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE RICK WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 15.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 108.3 WEST OR ABOUT 500 MILES
...805 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.
 
RICK IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH-NORTHWEST IS
EXPECTED ON MONDAY FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH EARLY 
TUESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 175 MPH...280 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  RICK IS A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE. SOME SLOW WEAKENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...HOWEVER...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 914 MB...26.99 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 800 AM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...15.8N 108.3W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...175 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST-NORTHWEST OR 295 DEGREES AT 14 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...914 MB
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
200 PM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER ROBERTS/BRENNAN
 
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