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Hurricane FERNANDA (Text)


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Hurricane Fernanda Advisory Number  18
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP062017
200 AM PDT Sun Jul 16 2017

...FERNANDA BECOMES A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE AGAIN...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.1N 126.2W
ABOUT 1305 MI...2100 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...953 MB...28.15 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 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Fernanda was
located near latitude 12.1 North, longitude 126.2 West. Fernanda is
moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 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 increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Fernanda has again become a category 4 hurricane
on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some fluctuations in
strength will be possible today, followed by weakening 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 953 mb (28.15 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Stewart

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