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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  22
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132015
800 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...JIMENA BEGINS TO WEAKEN...
...EXPECTED TO REACH THE CENTRAL PACIFIC ON TUESDAY...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.3N 138.1W
ABOUT 1140 MI...1835 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...948 MB...28.00 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 Jimena was located
near latitude 16.3 North, longitude 138.1 West. Jimena is moving
toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h).  A significant
decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of
days, with a turn toward the northwest by late Wednesday.

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.  Additional slow weakening is forecast
during the next 48 hours.

Jimena is a large hurricane. Hurricane force winds extend outward up
to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds
extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 948 mb (28.00 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Kimberlain


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