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Hurricane KENNETH (Text)


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Hurricane Kenneth Advisory Number  12
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP132017
200 AM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...KENNETH CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.4N 130.0W
ABOUT 1355 MI...2180 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...952 MB...28.12 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 Kenneth was
located near latitude 17.4 North, longitude 130.0 West. Kenneth is
moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A turn
toward the northwest, then north-northwest is expected over the
next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Kenneth is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  A little additional
strengthening is possible this morning, before weakening begins
tonight.

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 952 mb (28.12 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

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Forecaster Brown

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