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Hurricane FERNANDA (Text)


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Hurricane Fernanda Advisory Number  21
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP062017
800 PM PDT Sun Jul 16 2017

...FERNANDA WEAKENS A LITTLE MORE BUT IS STILL A MAJOR HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.0N 129.2W
ABOUT 1440 MI...2315 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 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 13.0 North, longitude 129.2 West. Fernanda is
moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this
general heading with a decrease in forward speed is expected during
the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 120 mph (195 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Fernanda is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Continued gradual weakening is
forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 960 mb (28.35 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 Pasch

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