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Hurricane JIMENA Public Advisory


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WTPZ33 KNHC 282031
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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER   9
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132015
200 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...JIMENA NOW A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...12.3N 123.1W
ABOUT 1135 MI...1825 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...972 MB...28.71 INCHES


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


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Jimena was located
near latitude 12.3 North, longitude 123.1 West.  Jimena is moving
toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected
to continue through early Saturday.  A west-northwestward motion is
forecast Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

Jimena continues to rapidly intensify, and maximum sustained winds
have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts.
Additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of
days, and Jimena is forecast to become a major hurricane by tonight.

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 972 mb (28.71 inches).


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


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Berg



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