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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  19
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132015
200 AM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...MAJOR HURRICANE JIMENA QUICKLY MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
OVER THE OPEN NORTHEAST PACIFIC...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.3N 133.9W
ABOUT 1430 MI...2295 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...936 MB...27.64 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 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Jimena was located
near latitude 15.3 North, longitude 133.9 West. Jimena is moving
toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h).  The hurricane is
expected to continue in the same direction at a slower rate of
forward speed during the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph (240 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Jimena is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Only some slow weakening is forecast
during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles
(280 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 936 mb (27.64 inches).


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


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Landsea


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