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Hurricane KENNETH (Text)


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Hurricane Kenneth Advisory Number  11
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP132017
800 PM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017

...KENNETH RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES INTO A CATEGORY 3 MAJOR HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.8N 129.1W
ABOUT 1315 MI...2115 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...964 MB...28.47 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 Kenneth was
located near latitude 16.8 North, longitude 129.1 West. Kenneth is
moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h).  A gradual
turn toward the north-northwest at about the same rate of forward
speed is expected during the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Kenneth is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  The hurricane may reach a slightly higher
intensity Monday before commencing a weakening trend Monday night or
Tuesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 964 mb (28.47 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 Landsea

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