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Hurricane Otis Advisory Number  26
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP152017
800 PM PDT Sun Sep 17 2017

...OTIS NOW A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE BUT EXPECTED TO REMAIN FAR
OFFSHORE...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.0N 127.2W
ABOUT 1170 MI...1880 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...965 MB...28.50 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 center of Hurricane Otis was located
near latitude 18.0 North, longitude 127.2 West.  Otis is moving
toward the north near 8 mph (13 km/h).  A slower northward motion
is expected on Monday, followed by a turn to the west and southwest
by late Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Otis is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some weakening is forecast to
begin late Monday, with rapid weakening possible on Tuesday.

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 965 mb (28.50 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Blake

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