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Hurricane AMANDA (Text)


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HURRICANE AMANDA ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP012014
800 AM PDT SUN MAY 25 2014

...AMANDA RAPIDLY STRENGTHENS TO NEAR CATEGORY 5 INTENSITY...
...BECOMES THE STRONGEST HURRICANE DURING THE MONTH OF MAY...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.8N 111.1W
ABOUT 770 MI...1240 KM S OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...155 MPH...250 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...932 MB...27.53 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 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE AMANDA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 111.1 WEST. AMANDA IS
DRIFTING SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 2 MPH...4 KM/H...AND A GENERAL
SLOW MOTION TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST OR NORTH IS FORECAST TO OCCUR
THROUGH TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 155 MPH...250 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  AMANDA IS A STRONG CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS
EXPECTED TODAY...WITH STEADY WEAKENING EXPECTED TO BEGIN TONIGHT
AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY.

HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES...45 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80
MILES...130 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 932 MB...27.53 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 STEWART

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