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Hurricane OTIS (Text)


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Hurricane Otis Advisory Number  25
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP152017
200 PM PDT Sun Sep 17 2017

...OTIS RAPIDLY STRENGTHENING...
...NOW A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.0N 127.3W
ABOUT 1200 MI...1930 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.74 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 Otis was located
near latitude 17.0 North, longitude 127.3 West. Otis is moving
toward the north near 5 mph (7 km/h). A slow northward or
north-northwestward motion is expected during the next day or two.

Maximum sustained winds have significantly increased to near 105 mph
(165 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is
possible through tonight, but weakening should commence on Monday.

Otis is a very compact system.  Hurricane-force winds extend outward
up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force
winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 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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