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Hurricane KENNETH (Text)


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Hurricane Kenneth Advisory Number   9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP132017
800 AM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017

...KENNETH IS NOW A HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.3N 127.4W
ABOUT 1225 MI...1970 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...990 MB...29.24 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 Kenneth was
located near latitude 16.3 North, longitude 127.4 West. Kenneth is
moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h). A slower
west-northwestward motion is expected today, and a turn toward
the northwest is forecast to occur on Monday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the
next day or so.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles
(130 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 990 mb (29.24 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 Cangialosi

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