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Hurricane Otis Advisory Number  27
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP152017
200 AM PDT Mon Sep 18 2017

...FICKLE OTIS NOW RAPIDLY WEAKENING...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.5N 127.3W
ABOUT 1165 MI...1870 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 355 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...976 MB...28.82 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 Otis was located
near latitude 18.5 North, longitude 127.3 West.  Otis is moving
toward the north near 6 mph (9 km/h).  A slower northward motion
is expected later today, followed by a turn to the west and
southwest by late Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 100 mph (155 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Rapid weakening is forecast during the next 48
hours.

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 976 mb (28.82 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Blake

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