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Hurricane KENNETH (Text)


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Hurricane Kenneth Advisory Number  15
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP132017
800 PM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...KENNETH WEAKENS TO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE OVER THE OPEN
PACIFIC OCEAN...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...19.2N 132.1W
ABOUT 1450 MI...2335 KM W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...969 MB...28.62 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 19.2 North, longitude 132.1 West. Kenneth is moving
toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h).   A turn toward the
north-northwest at about the same rate of speed is expected during
the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and
Kenneth is expected to become a tropical storm by Wednesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles
(185 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 969 mb (28.62 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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