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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132015
800 PM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...INTENSE HURRICANE JIMENA MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE
CENTRAL PACIFIC...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.0N 132.5W
ABOUT 1525 MI...2450 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 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 800 PM PDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jimena was located
near latitude 15.0 North, longitude 132.5 West. Jimena is moving
toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general
motion with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected during
the next couple of 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 slow weakening is forecast during the
next 48 hours.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the
center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 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 200 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Kimberlain


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