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Hurricane AMANDA (Text)


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HURRICANE AMANDA ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP012014
800 AM PDT SAT MAY 24 2014

...AMANDA INTENSIFIES RAPIDLY AND BECOMES THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE
EASTERN PACIFIC SEASON...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.4N 109.9W
ABOUT 645 MI...1035 KM SW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.21 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE EYE OF HURRICANE AMANDA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 11.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 109.9 WEST.  AMANDA IS MOVING
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/H.  A TURN TOWARD THE
NORTHWEST WITH A SLIGHT DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED BY
EARLY SUNDAY...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH BY EARLY MONDAY.

AMANDA IS STRENGTHENING RAPIDLY...AND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE
INCREASED TO NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  CONTINUED
RAPID STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE...AND AMANDA COULD BECOME A MAJOR
HURRICANE BY SUNDAY.

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 989 MB...29.21 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE


NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...200 PM PDT.

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FORECASTER BERG

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