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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER 17
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP132015
200 PM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015


...JIMENA RE-STRENGTHENING...
...COULD BE NEAR CATEGORY 5 STRENGTH SOON...



SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.7N 130.9W ABOUT 1630 MI...2625 KM E OF HILO HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB...27.76 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 eye of Hurricane Jimena was located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 130.9 West. Jimena is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next day or so. A decrease in forward speed is forecast to begin by Monday night.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts. Jimena is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening is possible through tonight, followed by slow weakening.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 940 mb (27.76 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.



NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

$$ Forecaster Cangialosi

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