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HURRICANE HILDA ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP102015
800 PM PDT FRI AUG 07 2015


...HILDA CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY RAPIDLY...
...NOW A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...



SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.0N 139.6W ABOUT 1125 MI...1810 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB...28.80 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 Hilda was located near latitude 13.0 North, longitude 139.6 West. Hilda is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h). A gradual turn toward the west-northwest with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours.

Satellite images indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 12 to 24 hours. A weakening trend is forecast to begin on Sunday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 975 mb (28.80 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.



NEXT ADVISORY
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This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on Hilda. Future public advisories will be issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center beginning at 11 PM HST, and on the web at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc.

$$ Forecaster Pasch

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