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Hurricane JIMENA Public Advisory


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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  11
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132015
200 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...JIMENA NOW A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...12.3N 124.8W
ABOUT 1220 MI...1965 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...938 MB...27.70 INCHES


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


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jimena was located
near latitude 12.3 North, longitude 124.8 West. Jimena is moving
toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A west-northwestward motion
with an increase in forward speed is expected to begin later today
and continue through the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 150 mph (240 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Jimena is a category 4 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 later today and Sunday.  The hurricane is
forecast to start a weakening trend on Monday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles
(185 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 938 mb (27.70 inches).


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


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

$$
Forecaster Blake



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