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Hurricane JIMENA


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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  21
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132015
200 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

...JIMENA CONTINUES WESTWARD TOWARD THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...
...STILL A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.9N 136.8W
ABOUT 1230 MI...1980 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB...27.76 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 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jimena was located
near latitude 15.9 North, longitude 136.8 West. Jimena is moving
toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h).  A turn toward the west-
northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the
next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 145 mph (230 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Jimena is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little change in strength is
expected during the next day or so, followed by slow weakening.

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 940 mb (27.76 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Cangialosi

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