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HURRICANE CRISTINA ADVISORY NUMBER  13
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP032014
800 AM PDT THU JUN 12 2014

...CRISTINA MOVING AWAY FROM MEXICO AS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.6N 107.1W
ABOUT 250 MI...400 KM SW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...935 MB...27.61 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 CRISTINA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 16.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 107.1 WEST.  CRISTINA IS MOVING
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/H.  A NORTHWESTWARD TO
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION AT A SIMILAR FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 150 MPH...240 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  CRISTINA IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED
THROUGH TODAY...BUT SOME WEAKENING IS LIKELY TO BEGIN BY TONIGHT.
CRISTINA COULD REMAIN A MAJOR HURRICANE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

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 935 MB...27.61 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...200 PM PDT.

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FORECASTER BERG

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