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Hurricane FERNANDA (Text)


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Hurricane Fernanda Advisory Number   9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP062017
800 PM PDT Thu Jul 13 2017

...FERNANDA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...
...EXPECTED TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE ON FRIDAY...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.0N 117.0W
ABOUT 945 MI...1520 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 260 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB...29.18 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 center of Hurricane Fernanda was
located near latitude 11.0 North, longitude 117.0 West. Fernanda is
moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and a general motion
toward the west is expected during the next day or so.  A turn
toward the west-northwest is expected on Saturday.

Fernanda continues to strengthen and maximum sustained winds have
increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Rapid
strengthening is forecast, and Fernanda is likely to become a
major hurricane on Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles
(95 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 988 mb (29.18 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

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Forecaster Brown

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