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Hurricane BLANCA


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HURRICANE BLANCA ADVISORY NUMBER   9
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP022015
400 PM CDT TUE JUN 02 2015

...BLANCA BECOMES A HURRICANE...
...FURTHER STRENGTHENING EXPECTED...


SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.1N 104.6W
ABOUT 375 MI...605 KM SSW OF ZIHUATANEJO MEXICO
ABOUT 410 MI...655 KM S OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.21 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 400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Blanca was located
near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 104.6 West.  Blanca is
currently stationary, and little motion is expected through
Wednesday night.  A northwestward motion is expected to begin by
Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Rapid strengthening is forecast, and Blanca is
forecast to become a major hurricane on Wednesday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles
(110 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 989 mb (29.21 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Blanca will begin affecting portions of
the coast of southwestern Mexico during the next couple of days.
These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip
current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather
office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.

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Forecaster Brennan

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