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Hurricane AMANDA (Text)


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HURRICANE AMANDA ADVISORY NUMBER  10
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP012014
800 PM PDT SAT MAY 24 2014

...AMANDA NOW A MAJOR HURRICANE...
...ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING EXPECTED...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.6N 110.7W
ABOUT 665 MI...1070 KM SW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...966 MB...28.53 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 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE EYE OF HURRICANE AMANDA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 11.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 110.7 WEST. AMANDA IS MOVING
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/H...AND THIS MOTION IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS
FORECAST ON SUNDAY...AND A GENERAL NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 115 MPH...185
KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. AMANDA IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME ADDITIONAL
STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO...WITH GRADUAL
WEAKENING FORECAST TO BEGIN ON MONDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90
MILES...150 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 966 MB...28.53 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE


NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...200 AM PDT.

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FORECASTER BRENNAN

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