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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER 15
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP132015
200 AM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015


...JIMENA REMAINS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE OVER OPEN WATERS...



SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.7N 128.4W ABOUT 1365 MI...2200 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...947 MB...27.97 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 eye of Hurricane Jimena was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 128.4 West. Jimena is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Jimena is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next day or so, but Jimena is expected to remain a major hurricane through Monday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 947 mb (27.97 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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