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Hurricane JIMENA Public Advisory


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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  10
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132015
800 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...JIMENA BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE...
...EXPECTED TO BE NEAR CATEGORY 5 STRENGTH ON SATURDAY...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...12.3N 124.2W
ABOUT 1190 MI...1915 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH...205 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...957 MB...28.26 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 800 PM PDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jimena was located
near latitude 12.3 North, longitude 124.2 West. Jimena is moving
toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected
to continue for the next 12 to 24 hours.  A turn toward the west-
northwest is expected by late Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have rapidly increased to near 125 mph (205
km/h) with higher gusts.  Jimena is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional strengthening is
forecast during the next 24 hours, and Jimena is expected to be
near category 5 strength on Saturday.  After that time, fluctuations
in intensity are possible, but Jimena should remain a powerful
hurricane.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 957 mb (28.26 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
None.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Kimberlain



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