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Hurricane FERNANDA (Text)


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Hurricane Fernanda Advisory Number  11
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP062017
800 AM PDT Fri Jul 14 2017

...FERNANDA BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...10.9N 118.9W
ABOUT 1020 MI...1640 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 265 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...969 MB...28.62 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 Fernanda was
located near latitude 10.9 North, longitude 118.9 West.  Fernanda is
moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is
expected to continue for the next few days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Fernanda is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional strengthening is
forecast, and Fernanda is expected to become a category 4 hurricane
this weekend.

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 969 mb (28.62 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Zelinsky

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