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Hurricane CRISTINA (Text)


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HURRICANE CRISTINA SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP032014
530 AM PDT THU JUN 12 2014

...CRISTINA REACHES CATEGORY 4 STRENGTH...


SUMMARY OF 530 AM PDT...1230 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.4N 106.9W
ABOUT 250 MI...400 KM SW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB...27.76 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 530 AM PDT...1230 UTC...THE EYE OF HURRICANE CRISTINA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 16.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 106.9 WEST. CRISTINA IS MOVING
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

CRISTINA CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY...AND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 145 MPH...230 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
CRISTINA IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE
TODAY...BUT WEAKENING IS FORECAST TO BEGIN TONIGHT.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 15 MILES...30 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80
MILES...130 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 940 MB...27.76 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY CRISTINA ARE AFFECTING PORTIONS OF THE
SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO. THESE SWELLS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE
THROUGH LATE TODAY...AND COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP
CURRENT CONDITIONS. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER
OFFICE.


NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...800 AM PDT.

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FORECASTER BERG

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