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Hurricane FERNANDA (Text)


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Hurricane Fernanda Advisory Number  17
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP062017
800 PM PDT Sat Jul 15 2017

...FERNANDA WEAKENS TO A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE...
...RE-INTENSIFICATION POSSIBLE LATER TONIGHT OR ON SUNDAY...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.7N 125.4W
ABOUT 1280 MI...2060 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH...205 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...957 MB...28.26 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 eye of Hurricane Fernanda was
located near latitude 11.7 North, longitude 125.4 West. Fernanda is
moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this
motion is expected to continue with some decrease in forward speed
during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 125 mph (205 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Fernanda is now a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some re-intensification is
expected later tonight and on Sunday, and weakening is expected on
Monday.

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 957 mb (28.26 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 Beven

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