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Hurricane KENNETH (Text)


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Hurricane Kenneth Advisory Number  14
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP132017
200 PM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...KENNETH WEAKENS A LITTLE BUT STILL A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.3N 131.6W
ABOUT 1435 MI...2310 KM W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 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 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Kenneth was
located near latitude 18.3 North, longitude 131.6 West.  Kenneth is
moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A turn to the
north-northwest is expected on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Kenneth is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Steady 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 800 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Cangialosi

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