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Tropical Storm KENNETH (Text)


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Tropical Storm Kenneth Advisory Number   6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP132017
200 PM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...KENNETH IS STRENGTHENING QUICKLY...EXPECTED TO BECOME A
HURRICANE TONIGHT...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.9N 123.8W
ABOUT 1025 MI...1650 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB...29.44 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 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Kenneth was
located near latitude 15.9 North, longitude 123.8 West. Kenneth is
moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h). A
slower west-northwest to northwest motion is expected over the next
couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is expected, and
Kenneth is forecast to become a hurricane tonight.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Cangialosi

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